Specialists in the restoration and conservation of fine art paintings and frames.

CONSERVE OR RESTORE?

A frame can enhance a painting of the same period or it can be a work of art in itself.

If you have a first-rate period frame in original condition signed by the artist or by a top manufacturer that has some condition problems, you should conserve it but not restore it. Restoration on this type of frame will diminish its value.

Conservation on any art object is beneficial to the object. The same cannot be said for major restoration.

For the other ninety odd percent of picture frames that need attention, though, restoration is desirable.

Most of these frames are not of high monetary value, but can and should be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

To be described as a period piece, the period frame matched to the period work of art or mirror should remain together as it was originally designed.

If you're not certain which course is more appropriate for your specific piece, rest assured that we'll advise you.

We have over thirty years experience in the restoration and conservation of museum quality artwork and frames.

 

FRAME RESTORATION

The repair and reconstruction of antique and ornate frames is an art form in itself.  We have rescued some valuable frames that were literally on their way to the trash bin.


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Plaster, wood, gold leaf, or others, we can match any finish to the point that it is difficult to detect any restoration.


ART RESTORATION
We specialize in expert restoration of even severely damaged paintings and frames.

Before and after restoration...

We have over 30 years experience in art restoration. Holes, tears, flaking paint, even fire and water damage can be corrected.

We'll restore your artwork to like new condition. If you own artwork that has suffered the ravages of time or misfortune, why not see what we can do for you?

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