R is for Rococo



This little frame, an OTT rendition of the rococo style if ever there was one, has just undergone remedial treatment, prior to its going on display in Sir John Ramsden’s Dressing Room at Temple Newsam House. Some splits needed gluing back together; I used fish glue and gentle cramping pressure. The gilt surfaces cleaned quite nicely with a little Vulpex detergent in white spirit. A word of caution, however. Overcleaning can result in undesirable consequences as demonstrated in the following before and after pictures:

BEFORE——————————————————————AFTER

Posted by Ian Fraser

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