Kept Restoration is devoted to the care, stability and treatment of your personal and historical treasures. Through examination and thorough testing, we can accurately assess needed treatment and  ensure proper restoration of the piece.

With that, we are committed to playing a part in the ongoing global effort in restoration and conservation in protecting, preserving and treating Cultural Heritage property with academic, historical and personal value.

 

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art restoration and conservation

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Roy Anderson Ketchum

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Seascape
Seascape

Attribution~Franz Bischoff Seascape approximate early 1900’s Oil on panel 13.5 H x 17.5 W

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Remembering Grandmother
Remembering Grandmother

Artist~Lou Hamilton Portrait Oil on Canvas 18 H x 14 W

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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Roy Anderson Ketchum

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Gallery of treatment examples

Female Portrait
Female Portrait

In the most dire circumstances a painting needs the most extreme of interventions, in case a relining. A second canvas is added to the back for stability and ensure appropriate tension

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Female Portrait
Female Portrait

The painting is removed from the stretcher and prepared for the secondary lining.

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Female Portrait
Female Portrait

Treatment complete.

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Female Portrait
Female Portrait

In the most dire circumstances a painting needs the most extreme of interventions, in case a relining. A second canvas is added to the back for stability and ensure appropriate tension

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Artist Groger
Subject Unknown Female
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 26W x 32H

Improper packing and shipping
Improper packing and shipping

The painting was shipped with cling wrap covering it. Unfortunately it adhered to 70% of the surface due to fluctuating temperatures during travel.

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Artist: B. Felix
Artist: B. Felix

In some areas the cling wrap was 3-4 layers thick and was easily removed. In other areas it was embedded in the newly painted layer.

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After removal
After removal

In some very small areas paint was lost and reintegration was needed. It took almost 40 hours to remove all the cling wrap.

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Improper packing and shipping
Improper packing and shipping

The painting was shipped with cling wrap covering it. Unfortunately it adhered to 70% of the surface due to fluctuating temperatures during travel.

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Artist B. Felix
Subject Female
Medium Acrylic on Canvas
Size 30W x 40H