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Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing

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Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing

Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing

Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing Avery Gallery, specializing in fine art, art restoration and custom framing
 

RESTORATION

   The value of your art objects can be preserved and enhanced using proper conservation, restoration and preservation techniques and materials.  Our conservators are knowledgeable and trained to restore works of art such as oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, gouache, pastel, etchings, engravings, lithographs, serigraphs, relief prints, mezzotints, antique documents, photos, sculpture, glass, pottery and antique frames to museum standards, using the best materials and techniques.   We have restored many works of art and frames for museums, corporations and individuals.  For the past twenty-eight years we have had the contract with the City of Atlanta to clean, repair and restore the Atlanta Cyclorama Diorama.

  We have restored Post Office and other murals and are presently working on restoring the worlds largest circumference cyclorama, the 11 foot by 1000 foot "The Life of Christ" by Jackson Bailey

   Our experience includes cleaning and repair of stone, usually marble cemetery monuments; plaques, typically bronze, and marker stones.  These may be granite, marble, slate, sandstone and even occasionally concrete.  New stone is even sculpted when necessary.

 

DEACIDIFICATION
(Paper art, documents, memorabilia, photos)

    Graphics (art on paper), documents and photographs.  Acidity in paper causes deterioration and often contributes to staining or spots (foxing), may turn the paper tan, brown or worse.  It often happens from inside the paper as certain properties and parts of the materials of which certain paper is made are acidic, and improper framing materials, techniques and environment such as temperature and humidity contribute to the damage.  We neutralize the acidity and add a buffering agent to make the pH of the paper stay out of the acidic range if the framed environment has all proper conservation and preservation materials.

 

CARVED AND GOLD LEAF FRAMES

We clean, repair and restore frames damaged in shipping, antique frames from age deterioration, and refinish as desired to complement the art.  Ornamentation can be added to corners to make a finished corner frame.  Liners can be added to make a frame fit a smaller painting, and many frames can be cut down in size and refinished to suit the painting, surrounding decor or whatever is desired.

BEFORE

Damaged Frame - Before

Damaged frame with missing pieces

 

AFTER

Damaged Frame - After

Restored frame. Resculpted, refinished ornamentation

 

CLEANING

Original oil paintings often become brittle, flake paint, and even lose paint in chips or larger areas.  Most are painted on canvas, but many on paper or wood, and even some on other supports such as plaster, wooden paneling and other material walls and ceilings.  If on canvas, lining is recommended to stabilize all the remaining paint by applying a new canvas behind the old one with an adhesive that goes through the old canvas right to the back of the paint and secures it so that it is stable and will no longer separate from the support. If the old or damaged painting has large tears, splits or areas that will separate when restretched we often use another layer of very strong (high tensile strength) fiberglass cloth between the old and new canvas.  This allows the lined canvas to be restretched tightly so that temperature and humidity fluctuations do not cause further dimensional changes which allow cracks to form and show.  We make every effort to return the image to as close as possible to what the artist had it looking like when the artwork was first completed.  Often minor cracks are left as some clients appreciate them as adding to the "antique character."  Any splits, tears or distracting elements are filled and inpainted (touched up) so as not to detract from the proper effect of the image.

Lined and partially cleaned

Lined and partially cleaned

Painting - Half Cleaned Painting - Half Clean
Oil on canvas winter landscape
Detail of torn and dirty and partially cleaned antique oil on canvas
Louis B. Hurt - Before Cleaning Louis B. Hurt - Halfway through cleaning Louis B. Hurt - Fully cleaned and strip-lined
Dirty Oil on Canvas
Halfway Cleaned
Cleaned, Strip-Lined, and Ready to Frame

 

Original art works on paper

(a badly stained pencil drawing shown below)

BEFORE
AFTER
Pencil Drawing - Water Stained - Before Pencil Drawing - Water Stained - After
Water damaged and stained pencil drawing
Cleaned and flattened

 

RESTORATION

(Antique Posters and Documents)

BEFORE
AFTER
Antique Poster - Before Antique Poster - After
Original with stains and splotches.  Frame had missing & damaged finish. After thorough cleaning and repair of frame.

 

RESTORATION

(Sheepskin Diploma)

 

BEFORE

Sheep Skin Diploma - Before Restoration

Sheepskin diploma with a faded out name in the top blank line.

and two faded brown ink signatures at the bottom.

AFTER

Sheep Skin Diploma - After Restoration

Replaced the name in the top blank line, and enhanced the faded

brown signatures at the bottom with black ink.

 

 

RESTORATION

(Original oil paintings)

 

 

BEFORE
AFTER
Antique Oil - Torn - Before Antique Oil - Torn - After
Torn antique oil on canvas portrait
lined, cleaned, filled, inpainted, and restretched

 

BEFORE

                            AFTER
Oil on Canvas - Damaged - Before Oil on Canvas - Damaged - After
Damaged oil on canvas painting
Restored, cleaned, and inpainted

 

BEFORE
     AFTER
Oil on Canvas - Badly Damaged - Before Restoration Oil on Canvas - Badly Damaged - After Restoration
Badly damaged and torn
Lined, cleaned, replaced missing pieces, inpainted

 

DURING

     AFTER
Oil Painting - Partly Cleaned Oil Painting - Fully Restored
Partial cleaned oil painting
Completely restored: lined, cleaned, filled, inpainted

 

BEFORE

     DURING
Large Canvas - Torn and Dirty - Before Large Canvas - Torn and Dirty - Halfway Cleaned
Canvas torn and dirty
Half cleaned
     

AFTER

Large Canvas - Torn and Dirty - Fully Restored
Lined, cleaned, filled, inpainted, varnished, restretched

 

 

BEFORE

     AFTER
Oil Painting - Water and Mold - Before      Oil Painting - Water and Mold - After
Water damaged painting from Hurricane Katrina, with mold
Completely restored: ozoned, cleaned, inpainted

 

BEFORE

     AFTER
Juliette Gordon Low and Mother - Dirty and Damaged Frame - Before Restoration Juliette Gordon Low and Mother - After Restoration
Canvas had tears, missing paint, and was dirty.  The frame had missing ornamentation.
Lined, cleaned, filled, inpainted, varnished, restretched, and resculpted missing pieces on frame, gold leafed, etc.

 

 

BEFORE

     AFTER
Canvas with flaking paint - Before restoration Canvas with flaking paint - After restoration
Canvas was dirty, flaking, heavily over painted, and had a thick layer of old varnish
Canvas was cleaned with solvents. Cracks, chipped paint and flakes were filled, varnished, and fit

 

 

Original art works on paper

( pastel paintings )

 

 

BEFORE
AFTER
Pastel - Water Damage - Before Restoration Pastel - Water Damage - After Restoration
Water damaged
cleaned, deacidified and inpainted

 

 

BEFORE
AFTER
  Pastel on Paper - Heat and Water - Before
   Pastel on Paper - Heat and Water Damage - After Restoration
Pastel on paper damaged badly by heat and water
Cleaned, repaired, inpainted

 

 

Sculpture Restoration

 

 

BEFORE
                         AFTER
Ceramic and Metal Sculpture - Before Restoration Ceramic and Metal Sculpture - After Restoration
Dirty Sculpture
Restored, Cleaned and polished

Porcelain angel candlestick

                                                                                BEFORE
Ceramic Candle Holder - Broken - Before Restoration Ceramic Candle Holder - Broken - Before Restoration

  

AFTER

Ceramic Candle Holder - Broken - After  Restoration Ceramic Candle Holder - Broken - After Restoration Ceramic Candle Holder - Broken - After Restoration

 

 

Book Restoration

(Holy Bible restored)

 

                           Before
                             After
Bible - Fading and Broken Leather - Before Bible - Fading and Broken Leather - After Restoration
Bible - Fading and Broken Leather - Before Bible - Fading and Broken Leather - After Restoration
Holy Bible- separated cover, loose pages, and damaged finish
Reattached loose pages, flattened, deacidified (some pages), repaired cover, and re-colored repair corners, sealed, and touched up.

 

Digital Restoration

We can restore and make copies up to 12" x 18"

Before
 After
Photograph - Missing Part - Before Photograph - Missing Part - After
Part of the image missing
Recreated digitally, restored, enhanced, and touched up

 

Before
 After
Photograph - Damaged - Before Photograph - Damaged - After
Damaged photograph
digitally restored, touched up and enhanced

 

Before
 After
Photograph - Cracks and Missing Pieces - Before Photograph - Cracks and Missing Pieces - After
Damaged photograph, with cracks and missing pieces
Digitally restored; fixing cracks and pieces, and changing color

 

Before
 After
Antique Photo - Faded and Spots - Before Antique Photo - Faded and Spots - After
Damaged photograph; with silver spots on hair and dress, spots on face and background.
Digitally restored; spots, background, and adjusted color.

 

 

Before
 After
Antique Photo - Faded and Color Changed - Before Antique Photo - Faded and Color Changed - After
City of Austell Mayor Yarbrough- antique photograph
digitally restored, touched up, enhanced

 

Before
 After

 

 

 

Postcard Photograph - Before

Postcard Photograph - Cropped and Resized
Postcard Photograph
Cropped and resized to only have an image of the gentleman, restored, touched up, and enhanced

 

Before
 After
Black and White Photograph - Before Black and White Photograph - Digitally Retouched
Black and white photograph
Digitally removed the woman from the photo.  Man's shoulder was digitally drawn

 

 

Before
 After
Photogrpah - Fire Damaged and Stuck to Glass - Before Photogrpah - Fire Damaged and Stuck to Glass - After Restoration
Fire damaged photograph w/ glass stuck to the image
Digitally removed glass, restored, touched up, and enhanced

 

 

Glass Restoration

We actually cut and shape new glass to fit your space properly.  We can also make it convex.  We can also resilver old glass.

 

   AFTER

Convex Glass Restoraiton Clock Restoration
Replaced convex glass on the clock door.  Completed restoration on the wood door.

 

 

 

      For consultations you will meet and consult with Mr. Shae Avery.  He will examine the condition of your artwork and/or frame and verbally inform you of everything he recommends should be done and why, and how much it will cost to be restored. (The minimum charge for restoration is $175.00)  A written estimate is included if necessary for insurance. 

     The restoration estimate on the first piece of artwork and/or frame is $100.  Each additional estimate for each additional piece will be $50.00 per piece.  If you decide to get the restoration work done, then the estimate fee will be waived.  If the artwork is framed and needs to be opened, we charge an opening and re-fitting fee, which is usually included in the consultation fee, but may add additional expense depending on the time and materials needed.  The typical opening and re-fitting charges depend on the size and condition of the framed artwork.

     If you need extensive research on an artist or your artwork (for value), a fee of $100.00 for the first piece and $50.00 for each additional artist researched will apply. (This is a set fee)

     Please call and make an appointment for all restoration estimates.  If you are not in the Atlanta metro area and cannot bring the artwork to the gallery we are more than happy to make an appointment for a phone conference.  You may also carefully pack and ship us any piece that is insured.  The same fees apply as stated above and you will need to have detailed, high quality photographs of the piece in question to send by mail or email.

     All completed restorations or framing must be picked up within 30 days of notice of completion.  All items left for estimates must be picked up within 30 days of providing the estimate unless a deposit is made as to the restoration.  Any items left after 30 days will be subject to a storage fee of $5.00 per day per item.

 

Phone: 1-800-969-2459

Local Atlanta area: 770-427-2459

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2013