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Restoration of Frame and Painting of American Civil War Portrait

Image in original disrepair

This American Civil War portrait will most likely be displayed in the very prestigious Union League of Philadelphia. It was built in 1865 in honour of Abraham Lincoln and the republic. Lincoln was schedule to do the opening ribbon cutting ceremonies but was killed three weeks before the event.
The Union League has one of the largest collections in the world of Civil War related items. Open to the public one day a week for viewing.

We were charged with restoring these and bringing them back to their former glory!

Optimized-Piece of Bottom corner

       

We only had a partial piece to create the bottom plaques

Shield with sole piece of plaque incorporated
Newly created Shield with Inverted Indian

After all the work the frame was ready for gilding. More photos to follow...

Prior to Gilding

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