RESTORATION OF CIVIL WAR DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN
|A Civil War US Navy Captains Commission signed by President Lincoln was sent to our studio in dire need of restoration. The document was mounted in a cheap frame with broken glass and over the years the velum on which document was printed and written became warped and infested by mold and mildew.
After careful removal from the frame, the document was deacidfied and cleaned to prevent any further chemical deterioration and infestation.
The appearance of stains was reduced as much as possible with particular attention given to preservation of President Lincolns' signature. Following careful flattening of the document it was mounted on archival board with mylar corners, covered with a custom cut mat and framed in an elegant gallery molding.