Before restoration work which required the removal of large areas of bad filling & replaced with new decoration to match original moulding and removal of thick red and gold paint.Both frames were then re gilded and aged.
Frame before restoration
After full restoration and re gilding with painting cleaned and refitted to frame
After full restoration and gilding with painting cleaned and refitted to frame
Carved frame for 18th c portrait glided and toned with some distressing to show the bole on the high points.
Prior to restoration gold painted 19th c Tabernacle frame
Prior to restoration gold painted Tabernacle frame
Completed pair of19th cTabernacle frames after restoration to replace missing spiral turnings on both frames,losses to top decoration and inner sections & both re gilded