Restoration and Conservation
It's so important to preserve the life of an acquisition and to take a conservative approach to restoration. Works of art in good original condition are very much more sought after by collectors so it is worth keeping this in mind for resale. Our first advice would be to consider the preservation of your artwork whether a contemporary painting or an old master drawing, taking into account humidity and light exposure as starting points is really important.More »
Accidents can happen to any work of art and antique items will show signs of wear and tear and the passing of time. In some instances a patina, in the case of bronzes or furniture for example, is desirable but in other cases restoration is needed to help preserve condition and to prolong your enjoyment. This might be a simple procedure such as refreshing yellowed varnish or more complex such as stabilising paint pigments by relining a canvas.
We work alongside leading art and antiques restorers, managing restoration projects and liaising between client and conservator. Our contacts stretch from art conservators to restorers in all areas of the decorative arts from furniture to textiles.« Less