Found Condition

Originally painted in 1856 by Henri Heinemann (signed above the door frame) these beautiful panels were hidden under wallpaper for over a hundred years.  This took me over 7 weeks to bring back to usability.  I treated the walls first with a weak vinegar solution, primed raw plaster,  sealed the oxidized oil paint with an acrylic matte sealer and infilled only with acrylic paints and glazes.

 

With 22kt gold trim. Distressed and antiqued