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FASHION PLATE

RESTORATION PROCESS

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The following will take you through the process we use to restore fashion plates to their original beauty. We use this process digitally on all of our images.

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Restoration Animation | Plate Comparison | Completed Restoration

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Phase 4

Cleaning Ruffles between the Flounce and Skirt

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Ruffles between the flounce and skirt were cleaned. The image above is from the far right side of the ruffle. There are two types of shadows. The lower shadow is light and beige colored. The shadows under the top ruffle are dark shadows with charcoal lines.

The ruffles cleaning took

1 hr. 55 mins.

TOTAL TIME SPENT ON THE RESTORATION PROCESS:

Phase 5A

Skirt Panels

I have cleaned one panel of the skirt. Detail was paid to the thick shadow lines under the left arm. Also several lighter shadow lines are on the panel to show the drape of the skirt.

This panel took 2 hrs. 17 mins. to clean

Phase 5B

Left Side Skirt Panel

 

 

This panel took 1 hrs. 10 mins. to clean

 

 

 

 

 

Background:

1 hr

45 min

Head-dress:

0 hr

45 min

Bodice (3/4):

3 hr

30 min

Full Bodice:

1 hr

15 min

Sleeve/hand:

2 hr

18 min

Skirt Ruffle:

1 hr

55 min

Skirt: 1st panel

2 hr

17 min

Skirt: 2nd panel

1 hr

10 min

Skirt: 3rd panel

1 hr

7 min

Skirt: 4th panel

6 hr

12 min

Left Flounce:

1 hr

45 min

Center Flounce

3 hr

15 min

Right Flounce:

1 hr

35 min

Total time:

28 hr

39 min

Phase 5C

Right Center Front

Skirt Panel

This panel took 1 hrs. 7 mins. to clean

 

Phase 5D

Right Side Skirt Panel

This section was the most tedious and time consuming of all. This panel has several parts of the shadow from her right arm. Above you can see some of the cleaned and un-cleaned shadow lines. To see a comparison of this area un-cleaned look at the full view in the previous phase.

This panel took 6 hrs. 12 mins. to clean

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Restoration Animation

Plate Comparison

Completed Restoration

 

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Website Bibliographical Information:

The Ladies Cabinet of Fashion, Music, & Romance. England: London, Vol. XIV, July, 1838.

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