19th or 20th Century


There was a layer of dust and grime covering the surface of the frame.  Many of the gilt gesso ornaments were loose and many were lost.


The frame was cleaned using dry cleaning methods, followed by a cleaning with an appropriate solution.  The loose areas were consolidated.  The losses were filled with new plaster casts from a custom made silicone mold.  The new areas were gilt and toned to match the original details of the frame.