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“Tony’s certified appraisals and approach to fine art restoration are always done with true professionalism and the highest standards of the industry.” - Joseph Nolan, Nolan-Rankin Galleries

Preserving and restoring art, including works on canvas, paper and wood, for the benefit of future generations.

Conservation procedures are appropriate when the continuity of the life of a piece of art is in peril.  Sometimes the material on which an oil painting is painted, (such as linen, canvas or wood) has become degraded  because of climate changes, passage of time or inferior quality of the material. The image is still worth saving, and so it is time for a conservation intervention. Relining the painting with a new canvas or linen, and using bees wax and paraffin as an adhesive, will give it at least an additional 50 to 100 years of life. An image painted on wood that has rotted or has separated plies can be carefully lifted from its original ground and transferred to a new support, and give it a future.  

Dr. Loro, a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, states these procedures can be delicate and difficult but are used to preserve the existence of a piece of art for future generations.

 

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