Old restorations/ retouchings may also be present on the surface when removing the varnish layer. These in many cases discolour and hide the artist’s original brushwork and even extend far beyond the damage itself, as in the example on the left..
Structural work on panel paintings and wooden sculptures
Schilderij met randbedoeking
Wooden panels or sculptures, are due to their hygroscopic nature, prone to developing warps or can even split. It is essential to treat these problems as soon as possible to prevent any further deterioration of the paintings. We are able to treat paintings on panel and wooden sculptures and help you minimise the risks involved with splitting or warping.
Glueing of a disjoined panel from a late gothic altarpiece using a glueing table
Photo during the regluing of a broken leg from a 13th century Christ figure