The name Fourth Cone refers to the color-sensing cells in the human eye. While almost all people have three types of cones, there are a small percentage of people who have a fourth. They are able to sense differences in color that others cannot see. It is believed that this phenomenon occurs more frequently among women.


Three women started Fourth Cone Restoration in 2014. The business is devoted to the restoration of vintage posters and prints, as well as paper documents, fine art prints, paintings, ephemera, and objets d’art.


The women founded the company with the mission to bring restoration to the outside world, to those not necessarily involved with art, who do not know they can get their ratty paper souvenirs restored to look beautiful and wall-worth again. They also wanted to provide the inside world of poster galleries, dealers, and seasoned collectors with a restoration and linen backing service that puts a premium on professionalism, timeliness, efficiency, and individualized customer service.


Katie Dimond earned her BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2001. She spent the next twelve years restoring vintage posters in both New York and Los Angeles before founding Fourth Cone. Because of her extensive background in linen backing and restoration, Katie has developed a speedy and precise method of working, which keeps the company efficient. Her experience means that no matter how rare a poster may be, she has probably seen it before and knows of any unusual problems or characteristics it may have.


A founding member of Fourth Cone, Melissa Scott graduated from The University of California at Davis with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History. Her years of restoration experience combined with an unmatched eye for detail make her our specialist in all unusual projects. Melissa uses her expertise in photorealistic painting to seamlessly recreate large missing areas of artwork. She can invent new methods to suit any item’s needs. Her patience and persistence are perhaps the strongest tools in Fourth Cone’s armory.


Chelsea Scheller’s role as the business mind of Fourth Cone is fortified by years of experience at the senior management level. Before serving as CFO of another Los Angeles poster restoration studio, Chelsea oversaw 30 employees as Operations and Business Development Manager of a medspa. An original founder of Fourth Cone, Chelsea is well known among galleries and poster collectors for her impeccable customer service. She will insure your poster or artwork is restored exactly to your specifications and is finished in a timely manner.

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