A UFDC Mini Seminar
The body has slight normal wear at the joints, with some areas of paint loss. It was cleaned with Renaissance Wax Polish and stablized with white pH neutral adhesive where needed.
The lower arm had been cleanly broken off but the original stringing remained. A simple regluing of the part caused the least damage, and was a visually acceptable repair.
Pictures of each step of the conservation process are very useful. Often when a repair is completed, it is difficult to recall the “before” condition of the object.