Gilded wooden frame showing losses to the ornamentation
The molds were taken from undamaged ornamentation
The repairs were cast in situ
The fills were made to match the original ornamentation
What's involved in
Don has repaired frames of different materials including gilded frames. Wherever possible, it is important to retain the original frame. Frames can be damaged through improper shipping and handling.
CAC begins with a thorough examination and assessment of the frame to determine its condition and plan its treatment and preservation. This includes photographic documentation of damages to the frame.
Condition Report and Treatment Proposal
After this initial examination, the owner is provided with a Condition Report, Treatment Proposal and an estimate of the cost of repairs.
Frame repair and gilding may be required to address common problems such as:
Damage or losses
Accumulation of dirt, fly specks or other accretions
Damage from mould and insects
Poor quality acidic mat and backing materials
Improper handling and storage
Environment excessively dry or damp
Water and fire damage
Warping and splitting
Inappropriate cleaning attempts
Frame Repairs and Gilding
Losses and damages are repaired using molding and casting procedures. A variety of techniques are used to match the original surface appearance.
Conservation Report and Aftercare Recommendations
After the treatment is complete, the owner is provided with a Conservation Report and if required, aftercare recommendations.