Restoration of Break carriage, built by Montois Dinsart (Mons), in the 19th century. Complete historical restoration by means of handcrafted processes by Carriages Romero.
Description and historical introduction
Its origins date back to the 19th century. Its use is as a tamer, to work or start the horses in the hook and from there derives its name.
In Andalusia is also known by the name of “Piter” possibly because this is the name of the builder of the first who imported into England. Over time it has had many other uses such as transportation of people, hunting, popular festivals or other occasions, generally guided by their owners.
In the specific case of this restoration we have a quite original model of the workshops Carroisier Montois Dinsart, (only car preserved) which has six seats divided into three seats located at different heights and turned in the direction of the march where the driver is in small elevation.
State of conservation and diagnosis
After the due studies of historical investigation together with the physical methods of examination by image that allowed us to arrive at the conclusion that the piece was in a lamentable state of conservation with a high number of cracks and fissures in lateral doors, back door and deterioration in the grilles of vent.
An important generalized aging of the leather is appreciated, being observed malnourished zones with losses of support with a general oxidation in all the ironworks appreciable especially in the base of the rolling.
The upholstery presents fragility and malnutrition especially in the skin of the skirts.
Finally to emphasize the important degradation of the silver interior of the lanterns with important mismatches of nuts in the interior of the bulwark.
The process began with the transfer of the carriage to the conservation-restoration workshops of Romero carriages, where, after a first ocular inspection, a detailed study was carried out, including analysis of samples and photographic reproduction using natural light, grazing and ultraviolet techniques, compared with the corresponding historical and technical study.
Within the different works developed and after the corresponding cleaning, disinsectisation and consolidation of the wood, we highlight the polishing and adjustment of all the deformations of the metals together with the two-colour painting highlighting the coat of arms of the house on the sides.
Important recovery works are carried out in this project for the complete recovery of the upholstery and of the lanterns in which the restoration, cleaning and arrangement of the door stands out.
Finally, within the accessories and details, a jatoba drawer is made to store travel cutlery and the corresponding leather handles are added to help the lackeys get into the seats.
Black box with red fillet
Red wheels with black fillet
Red bass with black fillet
Protective coating finish