Recent Examples of our Conservation & Restoration Work

Examples of our work, showing the different types of art work that we have recently completed within the past few years.

Shown below are Before and After photos along with comments.

 

Studio located in:   Marblehead, MA

 

Art  Conservator  and  Paper  Restorations

Rob Kipp
20 Maverick Street
Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945-2220

 

781-631-5035  -Studio       E-mail Rob Kipp

 


 

 

Recent Conservation and Restoration projects

 


 

This Project was previously attempted by another Restorer

 

Large Folio Best 50 Currier and Ives print, Home to Thanksgiving

Print had after cleaning by another restorer, some still visible staining,

loss of original coloring and gum arabic along with a ph under 7.0

 

Completed print was neutralized, flattened, highlight and gum arabic

applied along with  buffered and stabilizing the final procedure.  

This lovely print was Conserved and Restored back to its original beauty.  

C&I -  Home to Thanksgiving  was matted and framed by us.

Client was pleased and so was the customer who purchased it from the dealer.

 


 

Samuel Chamberlain Etching pencil signed

Small folio etching with mat burn, foxing and overall toning from acidic old mat with tape stains.  

Print was dry cleaned, fumigated, neutralized and cleaned with stabilizing and buffered to treat the

acidity and brought up to ph of 7.0+ for hundreds of years of enjoyment.

 

Springtime in Salem (Chestnut Street) - Salem  71/100 ed.

pencil signed Samuel Chamberlain etching which is stabilized, cleaned and neutralized.


 

   

Small Pencil drawing, signed Jean Charlot  '33 which was taped to acidic mat with burn along with a few small tears and low ph of paper.

 Dry cleaned, removal of the tape, cleaned print and Reduced staining, repaired tears, decided drawing and flattened print.

Drawing's acidity was reduced to safe level of Ph. 7.0  and buffered so the final finished piece is now safely stabilized for years to come.

 


 

   

Audubon Havell Edition print, #402, sometimes called "Five Alcids" dated 1838 was generally in good condition.  Deacidified, dry cleaned, enhanced  

the original coloring of bird's beak and flattened cockled corners.   Paper acidity was reduced to safe level of Ph. 7.0  entire print buffered and flattened.

 


 

   

Architectual Print with drawing and hand coloring.  Reduced staining, dry cleaned, repaired some minor tears

and flattened print.  Paper acidity reduced to safe level of Ph. 7.0  Old acidic mat was also removed.

 


 

     

Detail of stain and tear before work.   A typically stained Large folio Currier and Ives print framed with old back boards.

Full image shows excessive staining and tear repairs which included cleanings and deacidifications.

 

After treatments of our Conservation and Restoration services, the completed print was Deacidified, matted with

archivally framed using all-rag matboard with Conservation glass and a Birds Eye Maple Frame.  

Original Currier and Ives large folio print:    The Pursuit   dated 1856, by N. Currier

 


        

The completed  Raphael Soyer  print.

Customers Testimonial: I have received "Casting Office" by Raphael Soyer, and I'm really happy with it.

You have done a great job. I'm looking forward to doing business with you again soon.

 


 

Elton Bennett:   Cleaned, stabilized and in-painted


Print before Conservation and Restorations.

 

Close-up view of detail before and after.

The completed print after conservation and restorations.  Print was matted in All-Rag acid free mat.

Customers Testimonial:  You are truly a miracle worker!!  The print arrived and looks terrific!! 

You did not have a lot to work with, but the results are nothing short of astounding.
Thank you for your wonderful work.  There will be some more prints coming your way soon.  R. Wenzel

 


   
Watercolor 18"x24"  was backed on very acidic cardboard and shows heavy toning and foxing with dark waterstaining into the pain.. This watercolor was sealed prior to its demounting and deacidification to preserve all detail and coloring, deacidification and demounting.


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Large folio Elephant folio, Hyperborean Phalarope after John James Audubon - R. Havell edition, of a hand colored print shows how the print was heavily acidic and toned. The completed print shows how we reduced the light foxing and acidity while preserving the detail and beauty of its original coloring. Light buckling was reduced with sizing and completed print was flattened. 


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Small folio Currier & Ives print shows excessive water stains and toning reduced in this 1861, hand colored print. Cleaning, deacidification, flattening and color enhancement. 


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Large folio Currier & Ives print American Choice Fruits shows excessive stain, foxing and toning reduced in this hand colored print. Cleaning, deacidification, flattening and color enhancement.

Large folio English Hunt Print circa 1857 - Proof (on tissue) of a hand colored print shows how the print was heavily foxed and stained with light acidity and toning. The close-up shows how we reduced the foxing and acidity while preserving the detail and beauty of its coloring.  



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Early watercolor 18"x24" circa 1807 was backed on very acidic cardboard and shows heavy toning and foxing in the close-up view. This watercolor was sealed prior to its demounting and deacidification to preserve all detail and coloring. Word done was deacidification and demounting. 


If you have decided to ship your artwork for evaluations, please go to our Restoration Estimate page.

If you would like to see our main restoration page again, please go to our Restoration - Conservation page

Some other Types of Conservation and Restoration work that have been completed     Types of Work  




 

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Studio located in:   Marblehead, MA

 

Art  Conservator  and  Paper  Restorations

Rob Kipp
20 Maverick Street
Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945-2220

 

781-631-5035  -Studio       E-mail Rob Kipp

  

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