Victorian & Regency Frame Restoration

Stages 1-6

Victorian frame restoration

Stages 7-8

Victorian frame restoration
There are various stages of frame restoration, depending of course, on the level of deterioration of the frame and what is required by the owner.

The key to restoration is only to carry out what is essential and to re-use as many of the original pieces as possible. Enabling the finished piece to look neat but untouched and is entirely sympathetic to the original.

Regency Frame Restoration using 22CT gold

Regency frame restoration
Original frame
Regency frame restoration
Preparation for gilding: Gesso, yellow colour and red bole
Regency frame restoration
Gilding
Regency frame restoration
Gilding
Regency frame restoration
Burnish using agate tools
Regency frame restoration
Antique and assemble the final frame