Not long ago we were asked to reframe a watercolour that dated back to 1923. As you can see from the 2 photographs below both the frame and mount have seen better days.

The next photo shows a close up of the bottom corner of the back of the frame, here you can see the effects of moisture and the original adhesive used when putting the frame together.

After removing it all from the old frame we found the watercolour had been bonded to another board, possibly in an atttempt to keep it flat, and an excessive amount of brown tape used to attach it to the mountboard.

The 12 cm x 18 cm watercolour was then double mounted in a neutral cream with a maple veneered frame.