Recently we have been selected with the care of a highly important 20th century collection of modernist carpets. In the course of our investigative work we discovered pressure damage which had occurred in relation to use with heavy furniture. On further inspection it was found the wool in several of the collection to be made of stands of 20 μm ( micron ) diameter stands than wool found typically a standard carpet and oriental carpet wool of approx 30μm exacerbating difficulties of pressure marks since thicker tougher wool strands normally used in carpets are hardier and more resistant. That said it should be noted that wool cannot be crushed permanently and eventually with the correct non invasive treatment wool will revert back unlike fibres in some textiles.
In the run up to the Spring season in order to safeguard and guarantee stock from moth and insect infestation a laboratory quality freezer has been installed to run at -45c. Treatments to existing customer collections are offered free of charge provided all delivery arrangements are handled by interested parties.
The Handel and Hendrix Museum is a living museum in Brook Street Mayfair London an address that both musicians shared albeit 220 years apart . It is a little known fact the Jimi Hendrix was a rug collector