Restoration Work at Berkshire Bespoke Picture Framing

Restoration Work at Berkshire Bespoke Picture Framing We are pleased to have an association with a local fine art restorer and conservator. A member of ICON
our specialist has been restoring and conserving all types of fine art and collectables for over 25 years.
 
Frame Restoration

Frame Restoration

Original frames are often very important to the provenance and value of the painting it surrounds. Dealers and collectors are keen to have artwork in its original condition as it can indicate the age and authenticity of the picture. Unfortunately most late 18th Century and 19th Century swept frames are made from pine or oak with gesso embellishments that is then gilded all over. Gesso is prone to chipping, breaking and disintegrates in water. The gilding is often diminished by dampness or over rubbing and often gilded frames are repainted with a gold coloured varnish. Get the full picture click here

Water Colours

Water Colours

PAPER CONSERVATION, including watercolours, pastels, gouache, maps, prints and paper based ephemera

Dis-coloured and browned watercolours, prints and maps can be de-acidified and cleaned to bring the paper to its natural colour and bringing definition back to the artwork. Foxing, which appears as brown spotting can be treated and removed, usually working from the reverse of the paper ensuring that the pigments of the art are not disturbed or touched. Get the full picture click here

Oil Paintings

Oil Paintings

Oil paintings from the 18th Century to modern day can be cleaned, repaired and retouched with a sympathetic eye. Yellowed and darkened varnish can be safely removed to reveal the true beauty of the painting and varnished with a non-yellowing conservation varnish.

Tears and rips can be patched in a reversible technique, using small areas of canvas that are of the same period as the original. The area is filled to bring the repair to the same depth as the painting before retouching. The paints are then tested and examined to conclude the original pigments and manufacture. Using pigments from the period the paints are reproduced and then used for any retouching. Get the full picture click here

 

 Restoration Work at Berkshire Bespoke Picture Framing