Chinese General Guard Statue Conservation Treatment

by DKP

“Chinese General Guard’s Treatment” is a slide show of MPF Conservation’s treatment of a pair of Chinese statues meant to be door guards.  The treatment is a mixture of conservation techniques and restoration techniques.

Both statues were dirty and had never been professionally cleaned. We removed layers of embedded grease and grime from a century of use.

One of the 19th century statues had a broken hand; this hand was properly repaired with carved wood.  Painted infill was done with Gamblin oil paints.

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