Conservator as Detective, with Joseph Godla, Conservator, The Frick Collection, was presented on Friday, May 7, 2010.
Focusing on a single sixteenth-century French dressoir, a sideboard for storing china and glassware, participants learned how Conservator Joseph Godla discovers, analyzes, and interprets physical evidence — clues that enable him to evaluate the authenticity of objects.
Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs
French, 16th century
Walnut and pine
63 x 69 5/8 in. (160.02 x 176.85 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1916.5.86