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We have a very old Swedish oil painting. Is it necessary to

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We have a very old Swedish oil painting. Is it necessary to have shallac put on it after it is cleaned
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: The painting is probably a hundred years old or more and appears to be in good condition. I think it should be cleaned but wonder if shalacking it is necessary.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Not that I know of.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 month ago.


My name isCustomerand I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the painting,
signature and any labels on the back of the completed framing.
Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time.

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