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Iran: French Experts to Help Refurbish Sa'dabad Palaces' Furniture

Furniture of the Sa'dabad Palace Complex, home to Iran's former Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is to be refurbished with the assistance of a delegation of French experts, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported from Tehran.

"The complex has very exquisite and precious antique furniture, most of which is adorned with French embroidery of the 18th and 19th centuries," said Mohammad Abdulalipour, director of the now-turned-into-museum complex. "The covers of some of the pieces are now worn and torn and thus need to be washed and mended. Since the needlework and the fabric all hail from France, no one has more authority to work on them than French experts."

So far two delegations of French embroidery and textile specialists have visited Iran to explore the best way of renovation. They should decide on how to categorize, wash and afterwards maintain the revamped upholstery.

... Payvand News - 6/30/04 ... --

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