We offer repairs to period frames if the damage is within reason. Common damage tends to be missing moulding in ornate designs or open mitres in the corners. By using a casting technique, we can emulate the moulding and insert a cast impression in the missing areas.
Gilding and colouration are then matched to provide a seemless finish. Open mitres can normally be re-pinned and glued although in serious cases the only option is to break and re-set the frame which has to be assessed before the job is agreed.
Repair and conservation solutions are offered on an hourly rate. Common problems include:
- Foxing and mould removal in watercolours and/or plates
- Torn canvases
- Dull and dirty oil paintings
- Removal of acidic back boards, adhesive tape and old repairs
- Stain and rust removal
- Missing areas repair
- Preventative measures to lessen the rate of natural degradation