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  • Picking Up the Pieces

    The art: A gilded frame

    The restoration: The frame had fallen off a wall and much of the ornate detailing cracked off in the crash to the floor. We sorted through the broken pieces and carefully began reconstructing the frame.

    Once we knew where everything belonged—imagine the world's most expensive jigsaw puzzle—we reattached the fragments with an epoxy. Not all of the pieces could be salvaged, so those areas were filled with plaster composites we casted from similar segments on the frame. They were gilded and faux-aged to match the frame's patina.