This frame belongs to a $25,000 painting and was made in France in the 1920s. The still life that goes in this frame is in the conservation laboratory to be treated for flaking.
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As you can see in the following photograph, this painting looks like it is in perfect conditions without any cracks or problems are odvious, however in the trees to the left, there are 6 or 8 very small flakes of paint that are coming off.
The following painting was brought into the lab because it had couple complications: It contained several dents and tears towards the middle and in the lower right hand corner and it was also it was cracking badly.
Consult Professional Conservation Services Before Getting Rid of Art
A question I often get asked, “How do I clean my___________? My answer is a LONG list of sad stories of cleaning lady’s “gentile” or “light” cleaning techniques and dealers trying to save a buck. And yesterday, I got another such story to tell you:
Remember when Sean Connery cut the Rembrandt out of the frame, rolled it up, slid it into a mailing tube and mailed it out of the building? Well, this was one of those times when Hollywood imagination had a higher priority than well researched details! Let me tell you what happens when you do that to a painting… never mind the painting was supposed to be well over 400 years old.
Meet Grandma. She painted her self portrait painting a painting in her beautiful white dress. She was a “looker.” Nicely painted, it was done around 1900. Along with the contents of the house, it was cut out of the frame, rolled up like a newspaper and stolen. However, in this case, the men in blue got their man, got the stuff back and the painting was recuperated by the police.