Art Restoration and Antique Art Framing (re-framing)- Examples
Our restoration and conservation services breathe new life into works of art. In addition, selecting an appropriate custom framing design for your antique art can make a dramatic difference. With our knowledge, and comprehensive framing services, are able to assist you in choosing the right framing solutions to protect your antique art. It is also important consider home decor. Our framing solutions combine knowledge of art conservation, preservation framing, frame styles, and interior design.
Antique art custom framing and restoration example: Dutch oil painting covered with layers of dirt and grime
was cleaned and re-framed with an appropriate Dutch antique reproduction period custom picture frame.
Mary Cassatt, Mother With Child, fine art print, signed
The print was restored, re- framed with a museum- quality mat board with a gilded bevel and protected with Museum Glass. In order to present the artwork correctly, the mat board margins were increased. Appropriate mat board width is very important. The width is determined based on the artwork, frame style, and mat board color.
Mary Cassatt, Baiting, fine art print, signed
The print was restored, re- framed with a museum- quality mat board with a gilded bevel, and protected with Museum Glass. A French style antique reproduction frame with a white panel complemented the artwork well. This custom framing combination made this famous work of art more visible.
John J. Enneking, oil on canvas, Private collection, Hamilton, Bermuda
After restoration was completed, the painting was framed with an Italian Cassetta frame in a Dutch finish with a wide gilded liner. We created a custom gold shade with green undertones to complement the painting colors. The gilded liner finish was heavily antiqued so it would not compete with the painting. We always select shades of gold after artwork treatment.
Russian Icon- The Icon was restored and protected Private Collection, New York City, N.Y.
“The icon has been in my husband’s Russian family since the 19th century. My husband’s grandmother, Evgenija Esenin, a first cousin of Sergei Esenin, brought it to Serbia, as part of her dowry. The restoration is magnificent, as is the frame Mira picked for it. It is gorgeous, absolutely!!! My husband said he could not have picked out a better frame and the workmanship is beautiful, fully restoring it to its former glory. Thank you so much.”
Antique art framing and restoration
Woutermaerns (Dutch, 1823- 1867) oil on canvas restored and re framed
The Italian Cassetta frame in a Dutch black/brown finish with a gilded liner is a very effective way to show the art. This custom framing solution is frequently used in displaying art in contemporary/ modern homes.