Saving a historical keepsake

STEP 1:

Introduction

When brought to us, this damaged old-world glass photo and frame was in very poor condition. Originally framed in 1917 with a photo surrounded by painted glass – it was a family heirloom loved, but sadly in need of some care.

Our challenge was to restore the grandeur of the piece, give it a new lease of life to protect and conserve this important piece of family history for the future – without breaking the budget!

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STEP 2:

Creative suggestion

After reviewing the piece we recommended a series of actions to re-create this wonderful piece of family history.

  1. The original photos were removed from the frame and scanned to create digital copies. Each photo was then restored using our digital restoration techniques. The new images were then printed on quality photo lustre paper with a mat finish to mimic that older feel.
  2. The timber frame was professionally restored to give it a beautiful lustrous finish consistent with the high quality timber.
  3. To restore the original painted glassware was possible, but it was going to be extremely time-consuming and expensive. Therefore instead we scanned the image and re-created and restored it as a digital image. The new, restored image was then printed on our high-quality acid-free matboard and became the new surrounds for the restored piece.

STEP 3:

Outcome

Although it would have been ideal to restore the decorative glass, since this wasn’t a realistic option the digital restoration was the best action to take.

The digital restoration looks amazing and combined with the new photos and the beautiful timber frame, our team was delighted with the end result.

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STEP 4:

Reveal to client

Our client’s response…“Wow!”

find out how we can give your custom project the 'wow factor'

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