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Madonna and Child canvas

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    (No, not THAT Madonna, the other one...:rolleyes:)..

    We received this very old damaged Madonna and Child canvas for restoration and framing.
    It was in pretty terrible shape, maybe even with bird poop on the front...:eek:
    The canvas was sent to Tucson to the restoration/conservator expert we use and she is excellent.

    The canvas was re-lined, cleaned, repaired and restored and then we stretched it and framed it.
    The restoration alone was about $1000.00.

    The client insisted, and I mean INSISTED, on a simple contemporary frame on this.
    We would have gone a different way, maybe a more traditional or closed corner frame, but we got them to compromise and at least use a more traditional inner frame with the simple outer frame.

    When they picked it up, they were thrilled with the result and that's what really counts.
    A happy customer is a repeat customer.;)

    Here's the before and after...
    (this is why it's a good idea to use a conservator in situations like this)
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  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Breath-taking improvement.

    We had a local bring in an old oil, with a familiar-looking signature, just last week. Same condition as yours. We sent him to a conservator immediately. Turns out it is a Group of Seven piece, possibly worth over $100K.

    Hopefully the restored piece will look as good as yours. It will take two months to bring it back, and I'll try to show you the results.

    Neil: what's the ball park on that piece?
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  3. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Actually, the restoration was more than the framing.
    The outside frame is a fairly inexpensive Studio frame and the inside frame was not terribly expensive either.
    I'm not at work now, but I think that it was a bit under $2000. for everything.
    The canvas was about 28" x 38" roughly. (very roughly, I'm going from memory..:rolleyes:)
    We just finished the piece a few days ago, but I've done a number of pieces since then.
    I can check tomorrow if you need a more accurate price.

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