One of a pair of parcel gilt George III fauteuils which had been repainted in the early twentieth century.  The chairs were dry stripped and 75% of the original paint surface was found.  Paint and gilding were retouched to match the original.  One of the completed and re-upholstered chairs is shown below left.  A details of the later paint scheme before restoration is shown at the top right and the original paint and gilt scheme, conserved and restored is below right.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giltwood Restoration

Chairs

 

 

 

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