Au Bon Marché chair restoration for Salvage Hunters

The studio restored the worn embroidery on this Au Bon Marché chair for the television series Salvage Hunters.

Curve Media approached us to be part of a series called Salvage Hunters – The Restorers. They had found the most stunning Au Bon Marché chair in a condition that showed it was well loved. After sending us some images and a short video, we gave our advice and a suggested process to restore the chair and retain the remaining embroidery.

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The embroidery was Long and Short Shading which had been applied onto the silk fabric ground and edged with a metal thread which appeared to be like Chain Stitch, possibly Tambour Embroidery.