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Martin Käferstein: Survey of a chest of drawers made by H.W. Spindler and J.M. Kambli from the upper music chamber of the New Palace in Potsdam Back
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Abstract: A chest of drawers made by Heinrich Wilhelm Spindler und Johann Melchior Kambli with a marquetry of mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, horn, ivory and silver from the upper music chamber of the New Palace at Potsdam is surveyed. After a description of the furniture as an important example of the rococo under Frederick II. (the Great) its materials are surveyed technologically, techniques of marquetry and intarsia are fathomed and a conservation concept is developed for the damage of the marquetry, which is applied on the front valve of the chest of drawers.


Keywords: Spindler, Kambli, furniture conservation, marquetry, mother-of-pearl
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Hans Michaelsen
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Thomas Kähn
  • date:  2001
  • Language:  German

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