Leather dressing

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Oil-based mixtures used to stuff or dress a leather after tanning. Leather dressing produced a soft, pliable, and waterproof leather. Examples of materials that are used for leather dressing include: Neats-foot oil, Lanolin, Cedar oil, and Wax.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lubrificante (Port.)


British Museum Leather Dressing, Cons.TIF

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997