This Goyard cabin trunk from the 1910s has suffered the marks of time due to poor storage. The stained leather , dry, of the cracked areas , attacked by moisture and missing parts . A foul odor emanates from the leather imbued with the smell of the former owner's cigar. There are two schools:
This article will enlighten you on the conservation of luxury trunk in the rules of the art.
Despite its leathers, this trunk is very healthy and the canvas, even if very dirty, let us predict that a restoration would sublimate it, on the program:
This article will only talk about leather restoration
Complete disassembly of this trunk to replace the leather.
Each nail must be carefully disassembled to be replaced during reassembly.
Cleaning the hardware stores, we take advantage of all the brass elements being removed to clean and polish them, ie more than 4,000 nails and tacks.
Choosing the right materials, n e have therefore select the cowhide1st choice, full-grain, 100% vegetable tanning, French production. It is an expensive product to buy but it is what was used originally.
Cut all the strips to the exact width of the existing one needed for the project of this trunk. And slicing of the leathers, which consists in cutting the thickness of the leather.
Trimming leather consists of regularly thinning one or more of its edges in order to facilitate folding and guarantee a perfect finish.
Marking of leathers , as part of this restoration of the Goyard trunk and in order to be as faithful to the existing one, we had a marking tool made.
Rives Clouage, after finishing our leather rims, we put them down which is the guarantee of a waterproof baggage.
Reassembly of jewelry.
It is a pleasure to bring this old trunk back to life, which smells clean and has a bright future ahead of it.
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