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The oldest evidence of painted furniture from Sweden - The 12th century chair from Suntak
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, E-ISSN 1095-9238, Vol. 39, no 6, 1665-1673 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The 12th century Suntak chair is one of the earliest pieces of furniture known from Sweden. A close examination revealed minute remnants of possible colour pigments on several parts of the chair. Chemical analyses of the pigments revealed the presence of several colours such as black, white and red. This paper attempts to shed light upon the identification and origin of the pigments as well as the time of painting. The original use and the setting of the chair will also be discussed.

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2012. Vol. 39, no 6, 1665-1673 p.
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Pigment, Colour, Analysis, Furniture, Medieval
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79891DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.08.026ISI: 000305041800002OAI: diva2:551810


Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2012-09-12Bibliographically approved

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