R & L Lancefield - paper conservation & book restoration

Wax Seal Repair

  • BROKEN SEALS CONSOLIDATED
  • CRACKS REPAIRED
  • CLEANING AND RESTORATION
  • BESPOKE CONSERVATION GRADE PACKAGING
  • RE-FRAMING TO ARCHIVAL STANDARDS
  • MADE TO MEASURE BOXES
  • REPRODUCTION SEALS MADE
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BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE TRUSTEES OF WILTON ESTATE

WILTON HOUSE, WILTSHIRE

Seven Royal Charters, 16th - 18th centuries.

  • The charters were removed from original frames, the old glass was discarded and replaced with new conservation grade glass.
  • Charters removed from old plywood backing boards, surface cleaned and relaxed and flattened as appropriate.
  • New back mounts were then made from archival lightweight board with archival linen and recesses made for the seals.
  • Seals and frames cleaned and charters replaced.

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Reproduction of The Great Seal of Edward VI Reproduction of The Great Seal of Edward VI Reproduction of The Great Seal of Edward VI

REPRODUCTION OF THE GREAT SEAL OF EDWARD VI FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES

ARUNDEL CASTLE ARCHIVES

  • 1460's charter
  • Cleaned and flattened parchment
  • Cleaned and flattened tags
  • Cleaned seals
  • Housed in a
    custom made archival box

BY KIND PERMISSION OF
HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NORFOLK



Wax Seal Repair Example

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY RECORD OFFICE

  • 15th century charter
  • Document surface cleaned and flattened
  • Seal consolidated and cleaned
  • Housed in archival quality made to measure box with recess made for seal

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