Because we understand the great investment of collecting works of art, our specialists at Arader Galleries are prepared to work with our clients in every aspect relating to owning and maintaining a beautiful collection. These services include museum quality framing, paper restoration and conservation, painting restoration, furniture restoration, and appraisals. We will also represent our clients for no fee at auction. Please feel free to inquire at any of our gallery locations.
With restoration and conservation labs in New York and Pennsylvania this department focuses on works on paper and has developed a fine reputation among collectors for its superior work. Suggestions are made to insure that the proper steps are taken to restore a given work to its original state. As paper conservation is a delicate procedure, our professionals work in a conservative method to insure that no action will harm the integrity of the artwork. Services offered by the conservation department include: removal of water-staining, surface cleaning, removal of mold and mildew, removal of foxing, repair of tears or abrasions, de-acidification, lifting of artwork from backing, strengthening folds, and flattening creased works of art. Estimates are provided based on the amount of work required, time involved and supplies needed to complete the work.
Our museum quality framing is prepared with the utmost care. Framing a work of art is a vital part of both its display and preservation. Until recently, few framers took the correct precautions to ensure that the materials they used would successfully protect and preserve the artwork itself; unfortunately some framers still cut corners by using inexpensive and unstable materials. Works on paper are the most delicate media, especially vulnerable to damage from sun, moisture, and general neglect. Our framers use only acid-free matting and UV-filtering glass to ensure the lasting quality of your work.
Please contact Gallery Director Lori Cohen at (215) 735-8811
with any questions regarding framing or conservation services.