Academic thesis

Verena Müller: Conservation of a picture frame of 1835, technological comparison of six picture frames of the 19th century for the purpose of reconstruction mold and applique- mass Back
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Abstract: The subject of this diploma are ornamental appliques, which were used as imitation of wood- carved ornaments on picture frames in the first and second half of the 19th century. This mass- appliques, also called "compo", were made of the main ingredients chalk, animal glue, oil and resin, mostly colophony. The picture frames were the main application area of compo in the 19th century.
The diploma work is devided into two parts. Part one describes the technique of ornamental appliques and the technique of gilding and coating of six original frames of the 19th century and compares them with literary sources.
The second part contains the conservation of a picture frame, dated 1835. The aim was the reconstruction of the original mass and the completation of the lost ornaments of the frame. So traditional techniques were checked to use them in the conservation of original frames today.


Keywords: ornamental appliques, compo, picture frame, gilding techniques, mass- completation
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Michaelsen
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. B. Jackisch
  • date:  2000
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  215
  • pictures:  129

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