Doug Eisele

Doug Eisele is president and owner of Eisele Gallery of Fine Art and Old World Restorations Inc. in Cincinnati. He is a nationally recognized authority on art restoration and conservation with more than 37 years of experience in the field. His firm specializes in the treatment of damaged and deteriorated paintings, frames, photographs, decorative objects, sculpture, works on paper, documents and metal. He is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Restoring antique furniture

Part 2 of 2 – Antique furniture and mixed-media objects are often among the more challenging projects to restore and preserve due to the combination of materials that may have been used to create them. In general, the furniture that my associates and I are called upon to repair and restore suffers from special problems[…..]

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Photo cleaning and care – solving common problems

Part 2 of 2 – Proper handling can prevent some damage to photographs. Clean, white cotton gloves should be worn while handling photographs. Oils from hands, lotions and other sources can mark the image’s surface and may not be reversible. Never use ink to mark photographs or enclosures. Instead, use a soft lead pencil on[…..]

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