How We Restore Art Objects Made of Mixed Materials

Works of art created with multiple materials require knowledge of each material and how the materials relate to one another – chemically, mechanically and aesthetically. We research all these for each piece that comes to us to determine its appropriate treatment.

English Flintlock Pistol, “Spencer”

The McBean Collection; A Flintlock Pistol after restoration
The McBean Collection; A Flintlock Pistol after restoration

Brass and Bronze Ormolu Candelabra

Ormolu brass and bronze candelabra after treatment
French 19th Century, Private Collection

Jugendstil Lamp

The Jugendstil Lamp complete
The Jugendstil Lamp complete

Condiment Servers

Servers after restoration.
Servers after restoration

Art Deco Coffee Service

Tea & Coffee Service; Art Deco Chrome & Celluloid, complete set.
Completed set

Sheffield Candelabra

Both candelabra rebuilt and ready to be used.
Both candelabra rebuilt and ready to be used

Ostrich Egg Containers

Newport Mansions: Chinese Ostrich egg containers
Newport Mansions: Chinese Ostrich egg containers

Silk and Ivory Parasol

Damaged silk, ivory, brass and steel Chinese 19th century parasol.
Damaged silk, ivory, brass and steel Chinese 19th century parasol

Cigarette Vending Machine

Antique brass cigarette vending machine before restoration
The antique brass cigarette box before restoration

Balinese Sword (Kris)

Before: A Balinese Kris Ceremonial Sword made of steel, brass, ivory, wood, and semi-precious stones
Balinese sword before restoration