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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Overmantle Mirror restoration
As many of you know we acquired a very impressive Rennaisance Overmantle mirror from the 1871's. The drawback was itt was covered with white paint. Normal removal methods like heat guns or chemical can not be used as the composition pieces could be damaged,
Before we can begin the restoration process we must first remove the layers of paint. The best method of this is an exacto knife which can lift off the white paint and expose the original surface. Its time intensive work but I am getting there. As soon as we have clean surface we can then begin recasting any missing pieces.
In spite of all the big picture projects we have goung on right now I am still taking time to work on special things like this mirror.
I have been involved in Historic Preservation and Restoration for the last 25 plus years. I am president of Victorian Antiquities & Design. I am proud to be a part of restoring the architectural history of our country.