Dining Room Fabric Wall
Covering at Wilderstein
Spicer Art Conservation, LLC is currently cleaning and
stabilizing the original wall covering in the dinning room
of Wilderstein, an elaborate Queen Anne
style country house with views of the Hudson River.
The interiors of the house were all designed by the New York City decorator, Joseph Burr Tiffany in 1888. The Dining room is in the English Renaissance style with a coffered ceiling, carved woodwork and a plaster frieze. The wall covering is a wool, silk and cotton fabric with large golden chrysanthemums woven into the design.
Over the years the wall covering has become covered with a thick layer of soot, disfigured by water stains and has pulled from its attachments.
Read more about this and other wall cleaning projects on our blog Inside the Conservator's Studio.
Gwen Spicer beginning to stabilize a section of the wall covering that had pulled away from the wall.
Locally surface cleaning of the fabric wall covering. The silk thread are again gaining their reflective qualities.