Degraded western fill on lower moulding prior to conservation - 修理前の劣化した西洋の充填材

Degraded western fill on lower moulding prior to conservation - 修理前の劣化した西洋の充填材

The Mazarin Chest has several areas of loss from its lower moulding. The poorly executed gesso (a mixture of animal glue and powdered chalk) fills used in the past to remedy this were neither level nor smooth, and were painted in black and gold in poor imitation of the original decoration. Retouching extended over the edges of the fills, obscuring parts of the original surface, and the whole moulding had been varnished in an attempt to make the repairs less noticeable. It can be seen in this image how the areas of repair were themselves damaged over time.

マザラン・チェストの下辺枠部には欠損が数箇所見られます。この充填に使われたジェッソ材(アニマルグルーと石膏粉の混合)は均等に施されておらず、その上に、元の装飾に模して稚拙に塗った黒と金の塗料が見られます。修理部分を目立たなくするために、元の塗膜と充填部の境目を覆って塗料が施され、枠部全体にワニスがかけられています。この写真から、これらの修理部分にも損傷が見られます。