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Conservation and Restoration of a Picture Clock

Illustration above: Full view, condition before restoration, visible damage to painted surface

Description of Object

Object: Picture Clock
Maker: Johann Jacob Schmidt, *4.9.1770 in Durlach, † 28.6.1846 in Karlsruhe, Court Clockmaker in Karlsruhe since 1794.
Workshop / Picture Frame: unknown
Date: early 19th Century
Medium: On pinewood, primed
Palmettes & rais-de-coeur in white compo
Visible surface: gilded and polished fascia over brown-black bole, ornamentation and scotia in matte gilded bole over ochre, Rear coated with ochre distemper
Dimensions: 56.7 cm x 40.5 cm x 12.2 cm
Owner: Private

Gesamtaufnahme, Vorzustand: erkennbare Fassungsverluste

Illustration above, detail, restoration in progress: puttied and prepared damaged areas, painted surface consolidated

Illustration above, detail, restoration in progress: replaced ornamentation

Illustration above, detail, restoration in progress: gilded & toned replaced ornamentation

Illustration above, total view, final condition: damaged areas closed, gilded & toned, surface cleaning

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