Hamilton Inn Sofa

PROJECT DATE : 10TH NOV 2008
project
Hamilton Inn Sofa
client
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
services
Furniture Conservation, Textiles Conservation

One of the earliest examples of Tasmanian furniture, the Hamilton Inn sofa is so called because of its provenance to Hamilton Inn in the Tasmanian Midlands.

Acquired for an auction record price by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in very poor condition but totally unrestored, ICS were commissioned to undertake a painstaking restoration that allowed the history of the piece to be understood but also its former grandeur.  The work involved both furniture and textile conservation expertise, as the upholstery remains the earliest surviving example of colonial Australian soft furnishing.  

 

project
Hamilton Inn Sofa
client
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
services
Furniture Conservation, Textiles Conservation
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