Decorative Wood – #BK-214



edited by D. Carthy & C. McWilliam

Proceedings of the SSCR Symposium held in Glasgow, 31 March, 1984. Although attitudes and methods have developed over the past ten years or so, the principles of the treatment of wood remain the same. The opening paper explains in detail the structure of the material and a recommended approach when considering preservation and conservation treatments. Other papers examine the techniques used to treat painted wood surfaces and decorative wood in buildings. Furniture conservation is discussed with particular reference to the reversibility of adhesives. Larson’s paper discusses case studies of polychrome wood sculptures from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Bristows paper provides an historical account with an extensive bibliography.