Oakstreet Art Conservation

Representative selection of treatment summaries from museum and private work. Objects shown here include a broad spectrum of furniture as well as other decorative objects in a range of materials.

Red Lacquer Chair China, 19th century Courtesy V&A Images Materials: wood, red lacquer, polychromy

Églomisé and Gilded Empire Mirror North America, 1815-20 Private Collector Materials: wood, silvered mirror, glass, oil paint, water gilding, gilded brass

Boullework coffer France, c. 1820 Courtesy of the Wallace Collection Materials: oak and pine construction, ebony veneer, turtleshell and brass veneer (Boullework), gilt-brass mounts (ormolu)

Érard Harp France, late 18th - early 19th century Private Collector Materials: wood, composition, gilding, brass, gut strings, ivory

Ceramic Frog North America, 20th century Private Collector Materials: stoneware, glaze

Chippendale Side Chair North America, 1750-85 Courtesy of Winterthur Museum Materials: mahogany, silk upholstery

Danish Roll-Top Desk Denmark, 19th century Private Collector Materials: oak construction, mahogany veneer, brass hardware, mother-of-pearl

Earthenware Jug Israel, 1st century BCE Private Collector Materials: earthenware, slip decoration

Veneered Jewelery Box France, 19th century Private Collector Materials: wood, walnut burl and ebony veneer, wood and bone banding, brass, silk, wool felt

Lacquered Metal Sake Jar Japan, 18th century Courtesy of V&A Images Materials: metal, lacquer, gold powders, gold and silver foils

Lacquer Fruit Knife Paris, 1760-1 Courtesy of V&A Images Materials: steel, gold, red and black lacquer, gold powders

Writing Cabinet Dresden, Germany, c.1750 Courtesy V&A Images Materials: oak and birch construction; kingwood, snakewood, amaranthe, mother-of-pearl veneer/inlay; gilt brass (ormolu) and brass mounts