Tag Archives: art conservation

Smoke Damage to Thomas Kinkade Painting

I got a call the other day from Encino, CA where a very nice lady had suffered smoke damage in her house. Fortunately the whole house was not lost. I was being approached for only one item: a special limited … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room Smoke Damage

Ins. Company Independent Adjuster: Belfor Client: Santa Barbara County Cause of Damage: an electrical fire in the Courthouse caused extensive smoke damage throughout but especially in the historic mural room. Items Damaged: approximately 3,000 sq. ft or murals, decorative paintings … Continue reading

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Water damage from broken pipes in a residence- State Farm Insurance Claim

Ins. Company: State Farm Insurance Client: Private residence of D. Gravo Cause of Damage: Broken water pipes in home that resulted in 4″ of pooled water in the living room (and damage in other rooms too). Number of Valuable Personal … Continue reading

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Chubb Insurance Co. and 32 Works of Art on Paper Damaged During Shipping

Here’s the story of a very lucky heir… that was unlucky in the shipping process of his inheritance! The insured inherited 32 wonderful framed works of art on paper, collected by his mother, by important artists from the 1970′s that … Continue reading

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Legal Claims, Expert Consultant for Mold Infestation

I write mostly about how to avoid damage from natural disasters and accidents on collectibles, photos, documents, intellectual property, memorabilia etc. I talk about protecting and saving the original valuable items, making copies as part of a back up plan… … Continue reading

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