We are very pleased with the restoration so far. Besides removing the old varnish, which lightened the color and can be seen in the Before & After photograph, we addressed the tear. Working on the reverse, we pulled threads back into plane to prepare the surface. Then using a white restorer’s compound, we covered the front and delicately in-painted, matching to the original colors. A few more steps remain in this restoration. Stay tuned for more . . .