Kate cleaning chest of drawers in the Yellow Taffeta Bedroom at Osterley Park (image: Laura Brooks)
During one of our recent Conservation in Action days, we focused our attention on the lovely satinwood chest of drawers in the Yellow Taffeta Bedroom.
Posted in Clean, Conservation, Conservation in Action, Insects, Osterley, Volunteering, Yellow Taffeta Bedchamber |
Tagged acid-free tissue, banister brush, bubble wrap, condition report, conservation, drawer, dust, gloves, Insect, Pony-hair brush, table, vacuum, Woodworm |
Our recent Conservation in Action demonstrations have been going great. With the help of our volunteers, we have:
Posted in Cleaning, Conservation, Conservation in Action, Great Stair, Insects, Library, Osterley, Pests, Volunteering, Yellow Taffeta Bedchamber |
Tagged bannister, carpet beetle, cloth duster, conservation, dust, Insect, Museum vacuum, Woodworm, Woolly bear |
Laura cleaning the French ebony cabinet in Childs’ Bedroom at Osterley Park (image: Laura Brooks)
We are well into the new year now and the team at Osterley have certainly had a productive start to 2015.
Posted in Childs' Bedroom, Cleaning, Conservation, Conservation in Action, Light, Mr. Child's Dressing Room, Mrs. Child's Dressing Room, Osterley, Textiles, Winter Clean, Yellow Taffeta Bedchamber |
Tagged acid-free tissue, cabinet, chair, Christmas, condition report, conservation, ebony, electric, fender, fire grate, lamp, Museum vacuum, pole screen, portable work light |
Curious Birds info sign from Trappings of Trade exhibition at Osterley Park in 2013 (image: Laura Brooks)
If you missed last year’s Trappings of Trade exhibition at Osterley, then never fear. We have been blogging about the exhibition, so you have a chance to get some of the highlights. Previously, we posted on
Paktong and Lacquer (another post on this to come). The theme of today’s post is ‘Curious Birds.’ Continue reading
Posted in Childs, Exhibition, Francis Child, Horace Walpole, Library, Menagerie, National Trust, Osterley, Tapestry Room, Volunteering, William Hayes, Yellow Taffeta Bedchamber |
Tagged Agneta Yorke, China, East India Company, Lacquer, Mandarin ducks, National Trust, paktong, The Trappings of Trade |