Friday, September 9, 2011

Dutch Old Master Restored - Frame Restoration

Just finished, in the lab, a beautiful Dutch Old Master oil on panel for a collector in Las Vegas. We took of a lot of retouching off during the cleaning which was not needed and cleaned the old discolored varnish off the reveal the glow of the original. This was really treat to see completed.

The frame is not original, although it is beautiful. While the painting was being worked on, we had the frame restored too. It was stripped of ugly gold paint and was re-leafed with 23 k. gold and antiqued to a period finish, similar to its original finish. Its from the middle of the 1800's. The painting is from a hundred years earlier.

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