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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

5.19.2010

A Different Kind of Injection

[©NTPL/John Hammond courtesy of Treaure Hunt.]

Perhaps this is a less controversial type of filler than the kind given by dermatologists. Above, as reported by Treaure Hunt, an antique torchere at Saltram, in Devon, receives a restorative treatment injected into the woodworm holes. A conservator at the workshop of Tankerdale Ltd. administers the shots. Click here for the full story.

7 comments:

Karena said...

I went to Emile's post, fascinating to see the restoration process. Treasure Hunt is a treasure.

Karena
Art by Karena

La Maison Fou said...

Yes;

That is a great way to fill the cracks and spots that time takes away.

L.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wow, who knew!! The image and title of this post got my attention. :) Thanks for the information!

Picture of Elegance said...

Very interesting...thank you for sharing.

Emile de Bruijn said...

Trust you to borrow the scariest image :) But it does grab you, doesn't it: conservation as surgery. See, I am still learning narrative and layout techniques from you!

Style Court said...

I couldn't help myself :) Ads for facial fillers are everywhere in the U.S. and I couldn't shake the comparison. But also I love conservation and was fascinated by the delicate needle!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

LOL! these injections are certainly Hollywood approved. what an interesting idea.
xox alison

a little p.s. - you might enjoy the chandelier DIY post i just did at http://froufroufashionista.blogspot.com/2010/05/bubble-chandelier-diy.html