19th Century Overmantle Neoclassical Mirror Restoration
This frame came to the studio structurally intact, but the finish needed restoration. Someone previously painted over the original gilded surface with gold paint. Removing the over-paint revealed that the frame was originally oil gilded and water gilded over yellow, red, and gray clay bole. However, the surface was very worn and little of the original gold leaf remained intact. After consulting with the client, we completely re-gilded the frame to its original specifications.