Making a gold leaf frame from scratch…..The Italian way

Making a gold leaf frame from scratch…..The Italian way

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GILDING….notes on

Gold Leaf Gilding is the process of applying a thin layer of gold leaf onto a prepared surface of gesso, which is a paste base.  The gilt surface can be burnished to create a bright finish.  There are different types of gilding, including oil gilding, water gilding, and mercury gilding.   Interior of a Frame
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National Gallery, London: a Venetian pastiglia frame

By Lynn Roberts, The Frame Blog Giovanni Bellini’s St Jerome in the National Gallery, London, has recently been reframed in a beautifully-preserved and very appropriate late 15th-early 16th century Venetian pastiglia frame. Giovanni Bellini (fl. c. 1459-d.1516), St Jerome reading in a landscape, c.1480-85.National Gallery, NG281 Frames of this type are perhaps the earliest to use pressed and applied
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A replica frame for a Henry Fuseli painting

A replica frame for a Henry Fuseli painting A more appropriate replica frame for a 1783 Henry Fuseli painting provides a suitable setting for this mysterious creation. For a frames conservator, making a replica frame for a painting is always a challenging project. Determining what frame is correct for the period demands extensive research in a
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Frame Ethics

Frame Ethicsframe   Frames are both functional items and decorative objects with artistic value. They are often redecorated, modified or replaced, and vulnerable to damage during handling and transport. Alterations to the front or back of a frame can result in the loss of basic information and make it difficult to ascertain its age or provenance.
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The restoration of Mary Finch

MARY FINCH 2MARY FINCH 1MARY FINCH Mary FinchThe restoration of this portrait by Michael Dahl from a state of neglect to one of museum condition.

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Kingsweston Project – Start

Kingsweston Project Information 031413_A0_Kings Western_1031413_A0_Horses & Hounds_3031413_A0_Conservation_2

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Kingsweston, Bristol

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Watercolour – Damp Damage

Damp damaged watercolourOften watercolours that are left unobserved for a long time and hanging in a damp room  can gently soak up general dampness.   This in turn becomes mould and if it is left untreated will start to fester and multiply. The first important step to curing this is to allow the paper to dry in
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Julian Fellowes pictures returned

Returned restored paintings to Julian Fellowes earlier this week who kindly agreed to write an article for the LAPADA – Association of Art & Antiques Dealers to include Everett Fine Art Ltd . Article to follow later in the year.

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