Photos Before/After & During

 A set of 6 chairs recovered from muddy water. The chairs are composed of carved wood, leather straps, and upholstery with etched velvet fabric

A set of 6 chairs recovered from muddy water. The chairs are composed of carved wood, leather straps, and upholstery with etched velvet fabric

 Careful removal of upholstery items to assess extent of damage to various materials

Careful removal of upholstery items to assess extent of damage to various materials

 Continuing the disassembling of the chair for assessment and treatment

Continuing the disassembling of the chair for assessment and treatment

 Detail showing the line of contaminants due to submersion

Detail showing the line of contaminants due to submersion

 After removal of wet upholstery, the chair’s wood frames were slowly dried to minimize the shrinkage damage.

After removal of wet upholstery, the chair’s wood frames were slowly dried to minimize the shrinkage damage.

 Clamping the wood frames after insertion of glue to re-stabilize the joints which loosened due to expansion and shrinkage cased by moisture exposure

Clamping the wood frames after insertion of glue to re-stabilize the joints which loosened due to expansion and shrinkage cased by moisture exposure

 Etched velvet after cleaning treatment

Etched velvet after cleaning treatment

 Re-installment of saved original upholstery

Re-installment of saved original upholstery

 Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment

 Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment

 Upholstered chair seat pre-treatment

Upholstered chair seat pre-treatment

 Upholstered chair seat post-treatment

Upholstered chair seat post-treatment