substructures of wooden art
objects and furniture must be thoroughly analysed
to reveal information which can shed much light on the history of art
objects and furniture.
Dendrochronology can provide
and authentication of wood mediums, and technological and
examination may disclose interesting features and historic production
methods. Our laboratory
specialises in the expert application of techniques which can help to
put works of art and furniture back into their historical context.
Developed in collaboration with conservators, our characteristic techniques allow analysis of art objects in situ, without significantly affecting features of the wood surface or taking potentially destructive samples (specific studies).