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ICS Sydney - International Conservation Services

christening gowns

 

Project

Christening gowns

Client

Various private clients

Services

Textiles Conservation

Description

ICS has been commissioned to provide condition assessments and undertake conservation treatments on a number of christening gowns. The gowns have varied in age, design and condition. The condition of each gown is dependent on a variety of factors, including material, age and the manner in which it has previously been stored or displayed. Some of the common problems we see include staining, yellowing, holes and mould or mildew. 

Treatment

  • Surface clean
  • Aqueous wash to reduce staining
  • Lining and tear repair
  • Provision of advice for appropriate storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christening gown before treatment

Christening gown detail

Christening gown prior to treatment