The Dandy
This a painting from the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania painted in the 1930s.


View 1
The  owner's family had always referred to this painting as "The Dandy"  On the pack it is actually titled the "Cavalier".



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View 2
A true smoke out!  Here we start the cleaning process in the upper left-hand corner.  Much of the grime is layers of smoke.

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View 3
Deeper into the smoke out, this view shows more of the cleaning in process.

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View 4
More Ajax please!  Just kidding, the cleaning process requires about a thousand long handled q-tips and a solid understanding of the cleaning chemicals and when to use which.

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View 5
I feel pretty, oh so pretty, so pretty and witty and clean!  Here we are nearing completion and his face is starting to shine.

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View 6
Here is cracking that we decided to leave because it was due to thick paint drying and cracking as opposed to deterioration.  This cracking is due to the artists hand and not from age.


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View 7
In this view we show some holes that were to be repaired.

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View 8
This view shows the first stage of small hole repair.

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View 9
The Dandy is now in his true colors.

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