each restoration I adhere to the following principles:
authenticity of the frame.
All restorations are carried out in close consultation with the client.
All restorations are
carried out with authentic materials and using the same techniques as in the
period in which the frame was manufactured.
For most of what seems
at first irreparable there is a fitting solution.
In case only
touching-up of a frame is necessary, the existing colour will be maintained
unless the client wishes otherwise.
Gilding, silver-gilding, copper-gilding,
bronze-gilding or colouring is possible.
People often do not realise that a beautiful frame is the crowning touch for
a work of art. A poor frame can ruin it irrespective of how beautiful and
valuable the work of art is. It is therefore essential that not only the
painting but also the frame remains in good condition. Obviously the
decision to have the frame restored is a personal choice, but if it is at
all possible to save the authentic frame of the painting I always advice to
It goes without saying that an authentic frame in good condition
adds to the value of the painting, which a new frame does not, apart from
the fact that a new frame is often more expensive than the restoration of
the existing frame.