Royal Collection 19th century English fluted neoclassical-revival frame

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Location: Knole House conservation studio


  • Stable with many large fragments of composition ornaments missing.

  • Build up of surface dirt.


  • Cleaning of gilded surface

  • Gesso fillings and gesso carving of flutes

  • Produce a composition press mould from original area

  • Compo making following old master's recipe

  • Oil and water gilding

Video:  Composition making and pressing 

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