Fine Art Restoration

Fine Art Restoration

One of our conservators is trained in Fine Art Restoration and is a member of the American Institute for ConservationTherefore, he can handle the cleaning, stabilization, and in-painting of areas of paint loss on most paint-on-canvas art. The gentle cleaning of artwork will remove anything that has accumulated on the surface of the painting such as soot from fireplaces, atomized cooking residue, tobacco smoke, etc. Utilizing modern practices, we can ensure that the painting will not only be restored to look as it did when it was originally painted, but also halt deterioration so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. All work performed is completely reversible and adheres to art conservation standards.

19th Century Portrait of a Woman, oil on canvas, before and after conservation



We can also fully restore the frames surrounding artwork, including repairing or reproducing loose or missing plaster ornamentation and renewing gold leaf on gilded elements. We will also replace outdated and unstable hanging hardware and ensure that the painting is fitted securely back into its frame. If your piece is in need of a frame, we also work with a framer to handle special customized framing.


Art Appraisal 
If there is any concern that the value of the artwork might be compromised by the proposed conservation procedures, then it is highly recommended to contact a certified art appraiser to ensure that our work will not affect its worth. While we do not provide appraisal services ourselves, we can recommend a certified appraiser who can come to access the painting while it is in for conservation.


Get in Touch

If you have a painting in need of conservation or restoration, please email us at with images of your painting, and let us know if you’d like us to contact our appraiser on your behalf. We can then schedule the drop-off of your painting so we can look over it in person before sending you an estimate. We can then begin work on it after this estimate is approved. We look forward to working with you!

fine art restoration - montpelier state house
Conservator Jonathan Schechtman cleans the 20' by 10' oil painting entitled "The First Vermont Brigade at the Battle of Cedar Creek" on site at the Vermont State House. Painted by Vermont artist Julian Scott, it was completed in 1874. Scott was a drummer boy in the Civil War.