Today I started the restoration of a large wooden gilded frame from the nineteenth century.
The frame is decorated principly with twisted acanthus leaves, on the inner edge with twist ribbon ornamention and a mall round bead (pearls) repeated in series along the outer edge.
the metal gold leaf is very dark in some areas.
The first thing I did was vacuum it, and that was when I discovered that a large part of the central molding was completely loose and not glued down, so I took it off.
Tomorrow, when all parts are secure and glued, I will continue with the cleaning.
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