Hours of Operation, Eastern Standard Time:
Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

All inquiries should be made by telephone only please.

By appointment only. All examinations and consultations are free of charge.

Referrals to local appraisers and conservators gladly given.


Art Conservation Services of Sarasota is a full service conservation and restoration facility with 2,000 square feet of studio and laboratory space. We have been serving the west coast of Florida since 1990. We provide the following services: conservation and restoration of paintings, paper, ethnographic objects and textiles, terracotta artifacts, oriental art, Tibetan thankas, photographs and gilt surfaces, fire and flood disaster restoration including ozone treatments, and consultative services.



 



Cleaning, consolidation, repair of rips and holes, relining of canvases, cleaning and revarnishing, building of custom stretchers, cradles and supports, fumigation and mold removal, etc.
 

 

OIL PAINTING BY MARY CASSAT
 
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Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting Oil Painting Restoration - Mary Cassat Painting
             
Front Before Back Before Detail of Cupping Hand Detail Hand Detail Hand After Treatment Finished Painting Prior to In-Painting
             
             

 

Contemporary Abstract Painting - New York School
 
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Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas
             
Torn in Transit            
             
Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas Contemporary New York School Abstract Painting - Mending tears in canvas      
             
             

 

Spanish Painting
 
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Spanish Painting Restoration - Cleaning, Mending Tears, Lining, In-filling, Painting Spanish Painting Restoration - Cleaning, Mending Tears, Lining, In-filling, Painting Spanish Painting Restoration - Cleaning, Mending Tears, Lining, In-filling, Painting Spanish Painting Restoration - Cleaning, Mending Tears, Lining, In-filling, Painting Spanish Painting Restoration - Cleaning, Mending Tears, Lining, In-filling, Painting
         
Mid-Treatment Cleaning
Pre-Lining
Detail of Cleaning Detail of Reverse Tears Post-Lining
Mid-Treatment In-filling
Post In-Painting
Final Varnish
         

 

Early American Painting of General Lafayette
 
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Early American Painting of General Lafayette Early American Painting of General Lafayette Early American Painting of General Lafayette Early American Painting of General Lafayette
       
Original Detail of Tear Tear from Reverse Final
       


mixed media Glassine case
 
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Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint
         
Painting with glassine stuck   Detail of stuck glassine paper   Detail of stuck glassine paper   Detail of stuck glassine paper   Detail of glassine being removed with paint sticking   Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine
                     
Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint
         
Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine   Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine   Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine   Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine   Detail Showing Paint Loss after removal of glassine   Painting Cleaned, adhesive dissolved, prior to in-painting

 

 



 


Mending of tears and losses, water stain and acid burn removal, foxing stain removal, deacidification, fumigation, delamination from acid contaminated supports, etc.
 
SAMPLE CONDITION AND TREATMENT REPORT
MS WORD | ADOBE PDF
 
 
seated lady - asian art restoration
 
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Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper RestorationMixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Mixed media glassine case - restoration painting with glassine melted and stuck to paint   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration
         
Seated lady under glass before treatment   Detail of upper left top of head   Detail   detail of severe foxing note large stain center left   detail lower right under glass   print on substrate under immersion
                     
Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration
         
water enhances the observability of the foxing damage   emersion note the damaged edge of the mounted print   emmersion Note tag of the top mat still glued on the corner   emersed print showing the paper pulp substrate   trimed border mounted   a support tissue is floated onto the print
                     
Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration
         
the suported print prior to delamination proceedure   after soaking for a day   the print must be separated mechanically   careful cutting away through the adhesive       a film of support tissue is placed on top and used to pull the print away
                     
Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration
         
of the print and tissue used   to pull the adhering surface of   the tissue and the print off the substrate   the freed print turned over face down on its support tissue under water   The prilnt is now picked up out of the water   the freed print face down in the water bath
                     
Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration
         
detail of the paper pulp residue of substrate adhering to the print   detail of the verso of the face   verso of the upper right   this pulp must be further removed mechanicaly   pulp being removed from verso   gradual peeling off of the residue
                     
Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration   Seated Lady - Asian Art Restoration - Paper Restoration    
         
semi- dry mechanical removal of pulp paper film by scalpel   detail of the verso of face after scraping of the residue pulp and glue   verso almost cleaned   print conservation completed   original un treated seated lady under glass    
                     

 

rembrandt etching
 
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Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing Rembrandt Etching - Damaged by Acidification with Foxing
             
Before Treatment
Damaged by Acidification with Foxing
Raking Light Before Treatment, Signature Detail before Treatment Signature Detail after Treatment Signature Detail after Treatment After Treatment After Treatment
             
             

 

pascin - reclining nude
 
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Pascin - Reclining Nude Pascin - Reclining Nude Pascin - Reclining Nude Pascin - Reclining Nude Pascin - Reclining Nude Pascin - Reclining Nude
           
Front Before Treatment Back Before Treatment Detail Before Treatment Signature Detail Before Treatment Signature Detail After Treatment After Treatment
           


dottie's dog
 
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Dottie's Dog - Paper Restoration Dottie's Dog - Paper Restoration Dottie's Dog - Paper Restoration Dottie's Dog - Paper Restoration Dottie's Dog - Paper Restoration
         
Before Treatment Before Treatment Detail Before Treatment Signature After Treatment After Treatment
         
         


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Repair and restoration of wood, textile and terracotta artifacts from Africa, North America, South America and the Pacific Islands.

ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTING
 
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  Aboriginal Bark Painting Restoration Aboriginal Bark Painting Restoration Aboriginal Bark Painting Restoration  
         
         


new guinea Sepik skull
 
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New Guinea Sepik Skull New Guinea Sepik Skull New Guinea Sepik Skull New Guinea Sepik Skull
       

 

new guinea Sepik dog nose mask
 
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New Guinea Sepki Dog Nose Mask New Guinea Sepki Dog Nose Mask New Guinea Sepki Dog Nose Mask New Guinea Sepki Dog Nose Mask New Guinea Sepki Dog Nose Mask
         
         

 

oceania ritual wooden mask
 
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  Oceania Ritual Wooden Mask Oceania Ritual Wooden Mask  
       
  Mid-Treatment Mid-Treatment  
       

 

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Cleaning and consolidation, removal from substrates, deacidification, repair of tears and losses, and digital reconstruction.




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Repair and restoration of antique picture frames, mold making and gilding.


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Our team will rush to your disaster site immediately. We will inventory losses, develop a treatment plan and cost proposal, package, remove and store the entire household collection of art, artifacts, and precious articles including photo albums, glass and china.

Restoration Specialist Document


survey of fire damage at a large estate
 
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Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate
         
Living Room   Living Room   Front Hall   Master Bathroom   Master Bathroom   Master Bathroom
                     
                     
Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate   Survey of Fire Damage at a Large Estate    
         
Master Bathroom   Soot Stained Sculpture   Powder Room   Master Bedroom
Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Owner
  Master Bedroom
Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Owner
   
                     
                     
         
                     


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Survey of collections, environmental hazards and referral services.


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