Heritage Restoration recently restored the damaged frame for a portrait photograph of a young soldier.
The polychrome frame was made of wood, with gypsum plaster overlays to create the details. The eagle’s left wing and several areas along the edge of the frame had snapped off. To repait the plaster surface, Heritage used a custom setting compound. This compound was carved by hand after drying to recreate the missing details.
Several coats of sealer were applied to the bare plaster repairs. This was followed by oil base primers. Custom matching woodgraining is applied and clear coated to match the original frame components. The detail work was painted with antique gold. During this time the original photograph print was dry cleaned and touched up. Once the components all dried, the print was placed back into the frame.
At the conclusion of the restoration process, the client was presented with a fully restored potrait and frame that can be shared with future generations.
View Our Work - Military Portrait Frame