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Elford Fine Art - Conservation

Care and Conservation

We present our pictures in as fine a condition as possible. Firstly, we select paintings which have been well cared for and which are already clean and sound. With pictures of "a certain age", however, this is not always possible.

By the time they come into our possession, many inherently attractive paintings are already showing inevitable signs of damage caused either by the conditions in which they have been kept previously or the materials which were used years ago in their original presentation. Watercolours are particularly vulnerable. We apply the highest standards of care and attention to secure their condition and protect them from further damage. Where necessary, pictures are sent away to be professionally cleaned by skilled, experienced conservators and removed from the old card on which they were first glued down.

Our watercolours are presented in superb, acid-free washline mounts which are skilfully cut, drawn and painted entirely by hand. If possible, we retain the picture's original frame, restoring it where necessary. Otherwise, a bespoke frame is selected to complete the picture's presentation.

Thanks to this professionalism and expertise, pictures whose condition and value were previously being undermined are transformed, ready to hang on the wall and provide years of pleasure.

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