Picture Frame Restoration – Fitting a loose ornament

Is this Painting a Fake ?

A question of a rather interesting nature. 1.Who do you ask and whom can you trust? Your own eye Most importantly one can say “only […]

REMOVING DISCOLOURED VARNISH FROM AN OIL PAINTING

    Removing discoloured varnish from an oil painting When removing varnish from a painting one winds a small ball of cotton wool around a […]

RESTORATION OF AN AFRICAN OBJECT

This African piece was carved out of one solid piece of wood. Size: 195 x 68.5 x 5 cm  Origin: Côte d’Ivoire Material: Painted Wood It had […]

The Benefits of having a Painting Restored

According to the dictionary restoration means: “The act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning, stabilizing or consolidating it. The […]

The Value of Artworks

    What is the value of a Work of Art ? If a young girl sneezes into a piece of paper and someone is […]

Replacing Missing Ornaments on Period Picture Frames

Most frames, we regard as “old” were crafted by hand. Ornaments, made of “Compo” ( Gesso* with a dow like consistency), are adhered onto a […]

A Variety of Tasks

Visitors to the Studio A small bronze Buddha sculpture A 19th century portrait – oil on canvas A contemporary South African sculpture Art comes in […]

Restoration of a Coat of Arms

This Coat of Arms is housed in the Michaelis Collection on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town. It was entirely over-painted. The project was challenging on […]

Custom Design and Manufacturing of Display Stands for African Works of Art

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Custom design and manufacturing stands for African Works of Art is very interesting challenge. The task is to provide the artwork with a solid support […]