The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 24, 2014


Eli Wilner & Company in New York announces the new Object Restoration Studio
Wrist.
NEW YORK, NY.- Over the last 35 years, the craftspeople of Eli Wilner & Company have been finely tuning their skills in carving, mold-making, and gilding to become masters of frame restoration and replication. As with conservators of any medium, they are constantly researching and compiling methods and techniques from the past in order to stay faithful to the intentions of the original artisans, while taking advantage of technological improvements in the materials involved in the craft.

The factors involved in frame restoration overlap with many other decorative arts such as sculpture, furniture, and architecture. This is why many Eli Wilner clients now trust the studio with complex object restorations. A recent example of this was for a private client, typically a collector of fine American paintings, who acquired an antique angel sculpture which had suffered damage to its delicate gilded and poly-chromed surface, in addition to structural cracks and losses. This was actually the second time that this particular client had brought a severely damaged antique sculpture for work to the Wilner studio. It is evident that the success of the first experimental project opened up new possibilities in the nature of this client’s collecting habits - in the same way they realized they can enhance a painting acquisition by always insisting on proper framing, they can now increase value on three-dimensional antique objects in the collection by investing in superior restoration.

It should be noted that currently the types of objects the Wilner studio will directly accept are limited to those fabricated with the most commonly used materials and techniques in frame-making: i.e. hand carved or cast elements, painted or gilded surfaces. However, Eli Wilner & Company has the highest standards for customer service and will go to great lengths to see their clients’ needs met. That is why they have developed an extensive network of conservators in a variety of media, as well as other historical experts, across the country with whom they collaborate on a case by case basis.

For example, in 2008, when a client purchased an antique three-panel, reverse-painted glass wall screen and wanted it deconstructed in order to be transformed into three individual pieces of wall art, they worked closely with a highly respected glass conservator. While the glass expert was able to minimize and stabilize some cracking that had occurred on the glass surface and advise on proper handling, the Wilner team examined the structure of the existing metal framework, removing hinges and the original metal backing sheets that had severely rusted. New interior wood backings were sized to fit flush inside the original frames. This change also allowed for reciprocal wall hanging hardware to be mounted that had sufficient strength to support these very heavy objects. After the top fitters at Wilner’s Manhattan gallery reunited these delicate glass panels with their metal frames, they arranged packing and transportation of the objects, and personally oversaw installation in the client’s residence. When the client relocated a few years later, the Wilner team was enlisted to re-install them in the new home.

Similarly, in 2010, when Eli Wilner & Company was honored to be asked by Sotheby’s to provide a frame for the flag recovered from Custer’s Last Stand that was being sold by the Detroit Institute of Arts, they worked in tandem with a top textile conservator to determine the safest handling and fitting methods to allow this important relic of American history to be appreciated by many future generations. Wilner staff located a period-appropriate antique frame from within their vast inventory that was able to accommodate the object with some slight modifications - including building up the frame to match the depth of the plexiglass box inside which the flag had been previously pressure mounted. The Wilner team agreed with the conservator it was vital to install a layer of UV-filtering, anti-reflective, shatter-resistant glass to help further protect the flag from potentially damaging environmental factors. The added weight of this glass became a factor in handling the frame - a historical object on its own - as it was important to avoid placing pressure on the delicate, cast corner ornaments that were also already well over a century old. For more information on our capabilities, or for a quote on an object restoration, please email info@eliwilner.com



Today's News

March 30, 2014

Spain's National Archeological Museum opens after six-year $89.8 million renovation

Police return dismantled church to the small village of Montegiordano in Italy in United States art row

Simone de Beauvoir letters to her mother and sister unknown and unpublished to be offered at Christie's

Renoir's "On the Shore of the Seine" returns to the Baltimore Museum of Art's galleries

An abundance of riches from the Islamic & Indian worlds at Christie's London

Dallas Museum of Art is the exclusive venue outside of Europe of exhibition of Islamic art and culture

Shōhaku's masterpiece, Dragon and Clouds, returns to Boston following tour of Japan

Identità Artefatte: The Carré Doré Gallery in Monaco presents solo exhibition by Dario Ballantini

The New Painting: Exhibition at Lisson Gallery presents new works by abstract painter Peter Joseph

"Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible" opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

State of Rest: Galeria OMR in Mexico City presents the work of artist Jose Davila

Eli Wilner & Company in New York announces the new Object Restoration Studio

British war artist leads the charge at Bonhams Grosvenor School & British Printmaking Sale

"Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner" opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Fotohof opens exhibition of works by Laurenz Berges, Bernhard Fuchs, and Jitka Hanzlová

Foam presents an exhibition by 2013 Paul Huf Award winners Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Cheekwood opens new exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art presents "David Eisenhour: Dialogue with Nature"

Exhibition of new work by Lara Schnitger opens at Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong presents "Spiritual as Mountains"

Suharto nostalgia grows as Indonesia heads for elections

Edmund de Waal produces new commission for Turner Contemporary

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site