The first step of the framing restoration process was to clean the surface of the frame. We then filled the most damaged areas of the frame. The frames were then resurfaced with a new color of off-white cream acrylic paint to complement the tonality of the newly restored engravings and dresses.
The original French matting that adorned the advertisements had, over time, become quite acidic and noticeably discolored. The decision was made, together with the client, not to restore the old matting, but rather to recreate an exact replica of the original French Mats. Once the new mats were completed, the prints, new matting, and frame were reassembled, thus completing the restoration project.
Both Artworks: Before and After Restoration