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New Palace, Stuttgart


A highly detailed specification was drafted for this project, from which we present a brief excerpt.

SPECIFICATION:

Reconstruction of seat furniture as replacement for originals from the New Palace in Stuttgart.
Office for Property and Construction Baden Württemberg.
In the New Palace in Stuttgart, two historical seating groups in two representative rooms of the State government are to be replaced with copies [...].
One group consists of two sofas and six armchairs in Rococo style as well as one Louis Seize desk chair. The other group consists of four sofas, six armchairs and six chairs in Louis Seize style. The frames of both groups are carved wood, ornamented and poliment-gilded. Seat and back surfaces are upholstered and covered.

Requirement:

The seat furniture is to resemble the originals as closely as possible [...].

Wooden structure:

Fabrication in selected hardwood, free of wood faults, well aged […].

Carving:

Carving of forms of the wooden furniture and ornaments according to the models in a depth necessary for framing [...].

Framing:

Gluing, base coat, surface working according to the models [...].
Poliment and gilding application in suitable hues, polish on appropriate parts […].

Upholstery:

The furniture comprises seat furniture intended for use. The upholstery should thus provide for optimum seating comfort […].


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