Original or artist’s period frames, particularly those commissioned for a particular work of art, are central to the aesthetic appreciation and historical context of that work. Frames often fall prey to a range of adverse circumstances. Poor environmental conditions and improper storage are common afflictions. Rough handling and bad repairs, often made by amateurs, are also common sources of damage and disfigurement.
BACC’s frame department is experienced in all aspects of framing and frame restoration. Cleaning and removal of overpaint can enhance a frame’s appearance. For frames in need of more serious assistance, BACC offers structural repair and ornament reconstruction. Recarving, casting, gilding, and refinishing frames of plaster, gesso, or carved wood can bring new life to old frames.
Painting Conservation | Paper Conservation | Frame Treatment | Western Regional Field Service