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Conservation and Restoration of an Octagonal Picture Frame with Two Circular Sections

Detail showing condition before restoration: lost areas of exposed surface, partially covered over in bronze, missing leaf ornamentation, expansion cracks in the wood.

Description of Object:

Object: Octagonal picture frame with two circular sections
Workshop: Unknown
Date: 19th Century
Medium: Carrier material, pine with some oak
Leaf ornamentation carved in oak
Visible painted surface: Mainly oil gilding on ochre ground, light toning
Dimensions: 58.0 cm x 41.0 cm
Owner: Private