Examination Date: March 19th, 2017 Completion: Ongoing Summary: In poor condition as red rot has overtaken 90% of the bag, along with leather dressings being used during its working life which had left deposits on the surface. Removal of residue was undertaken with 90:9:1 mix and swab, but complete removal in areas couldn't be attained as the leather grain is very fragile (especially in warped areas). Treatment is still underway, which includes cleaning textile interior and metal components. An interior mount will also be designed to reshape the bag and provide less stress on already structurally fatigued areas.
Red Basket Tray
Examination Date: January 24th, 2017 Completion: April 14th, 2017 Summary: In fair condition, the Tray had 3 of 4 sides lifting from the base, dust all over, loose weave, and broken pieces. Treatment involved cosmetic sponges to clean dust, and 90:9:1 mix with swabs to clean grime. 2 wooden toothpicks painted with red acrylic were inserted in strategic areas to stabilized the weave.
Highest Scoring Cheese Silver Trophy
Examination Date: November 30th, 2016 Completion: December 9th, 2016 Summary: The piece was in good condition, it had tarnish all over the outside with some creeping into the inside. Treatment included washing with deionized water and Orvus initially, then with a paste of precipitated chalk.