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Posted 5 years ago


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I purchased these 2 portraits at an estate sale. They are in poor condition. I thought I might be able to save maybe just the head area. That might not be good for original value, but at least I could save "FACE". If any one could help me with my decision, I would appreciate it. Also an other info. Thanks for looking.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 5 years ago
    I am struck by the quality of the paintings. I believe I would keep them as is. The first picture reminds me of a cleric of some sort, perhaps Greek Orthodox ?Perhaps you could check with the clergy in the area of the sale.
  2. areliczone areliczone, 5 years ago
    I agree, however the paintings were painted in early San Francisco. I found Jones & Wooll, they were framers. The artest Wise, little information. They are pretty funkey. Something has to happen, Iam not sure what.
  3. savoychina1, 5 years ago
    If I had your woodworking skills I would build a rectangular shadowbox two and a half times the diameter by one times the diameter.I would put one pictureon the left with a brace to hold it in place and the other picture on the right with its own brace to secure it. In the middle blank section I would make a copy of the logo on the back and mount it above a typed account of what you know about the piece. Glass the front, seal the back and you have an incredible 140 year old wall hanging!
  4. areliczone areliczone, 5 years ago
    Great idea!!! A 3 part shadow box. I would need a large space to hang it. The pictures are 30 x 24. Thanks
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 5 years ago
    I would keep them as is, preserve them as much as possible.

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