Restoration of a Polychrome Wooden Cabinet with Oak Graining Imitation

WEGRZYN posterAuthor: Paulina Węgrzyn
Mentors: Aleksandra Hola, PhD, Assistant Professor (Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow); Charles Indekeu, Reader (University of Antwerp)

Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Poland)
Study programme: Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art MA Programme
Specialization: Paintings (4th year of study)


The poster presents conservation-restoration treatment of a 17th century wooden corner cabinet with oak graining imitation, executed in the 18th century in oil technique. The treatment was done during the Erasmus+ Exchange Program in Antwerp, Belgium in the winter semester of 2017/18.

The first part of the poster focuses on the analysis of oak graining imitation technique and technology, based on the research of relevant literature and an empirical test carried out by the author of the poster. The test, the results of which are shown here, was performed to understand better the original technique and the elaborate method of reconstruction of graining imitation on cabinets.

Click here to view the poster. (PDF // 1.05 MB)

Correspondence should be directed to: Ova e-mail adresa je zaštićena od spambota. Potrebno je omogućiti JavaScript da je vidite..


Short biography

PAULINA WĘGRZYN is a student of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art (masters program) at Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland (2014–2020); member and secretary of the Student Research Circle at Jan Matejko Academy (2016–present); beneficiary of  Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at University of Antwerp, Belgium (winter semester of 2017/18); participant of several summer internships (conservation of wall paintings), volunteer for Academic Ministry and Polish charity organizations; coordinator of various workshops for children, artistic projects and exhibitions.