Upholstered objects are multi-media pieces in which several trade techniques may be represented. The skills of examination are rarely embodied in one individual; successful collaboration between curators, upholsterers, conservation scientists and conservators of upholstery, textiles, furniture, leather and plastics is needed. A basic level of knowledge in each area of expertise would provide a sound vocabulary allowing for informed discussions with these specialists and an understanding of published material and research.
The application of these techniques to specific materials is further discussed below. Details of the techniques are provided by Sibilia (1996).
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