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This 6′ roundel was acquired from a ball room of a on old, closed Art Deco hotel in the midwest. The image is a combination of paint, gilding, lusterfarben, applied mother of pearl and mica. It was very dirty, overpainted and degraded. This was first conserved and then the frame was custom made, decorated with silver and aluminum leaf.
A new frame of my design for this family portrait.
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This pier table had been subjected to serious water damage, deposited accretions, lost metal mounts and finish damage. The appearance was greatly improved after treatment. The ormolu mounts needed to be cleaned. Lost veneer, finish damage, lost metal mounts and a lot of crud on the surface. After treatment was completed.
This cartouche, including the shell, had been lost from the early 18th century English looking glass. I carved and gilded the recreation based on research into a related group of looking glasses.
Carving in progress with detailing being laid out.
Carving almost finished.
Finished carving with gesso applied.
Gold leaf being applied.
Completed cartouche mounted on the looking glass.
This is Albert Einstein’s personal globe that is displayed in his office at Princeton. The Center for Conservation of Art and Historic Artifacts conserved the globe, and I treated the stand, which had been broken and poorly repaired many times. This is a pre-treatment photo…click on the link below. (Photography courtesy of CCAHA)
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Mahogany and brass globe stand made for early 19th century French globe in the collection of the Union League of Philadelphia.