About Us

Howard and Mary Newman performing final adjustments of the Lippold sculpture, Portsmouth Abbey.

Howard and Mary Newman performing final adjustments of the Lippold sculpture, Portsmouth Abbey.

Howard and Mary Newman and their staff solve challenging problems restoring historic art objects including bronze, lead, zinc, pewter and spelter sculpture and statues, silver hollowware, French ormolu,and unusual objects and mechanisms.

Through meticulous research, Newmans, Ltd. employs a full range of technologies, spanning traditional silversmithing, chasing and finishing of bronze statuary and computerized rapid prototyping systems to reproduce and duplicate missing parts and recreate entire objects.

Newmans restores antique machinery and weapons such as flintlock guns, vintage fishing reels, antique optical instruments and artifacts from non-western cultures made of mixed materials including glass, wood, bone, ivory, and shell.

For more than two decades, Newmans has been a resource for owners and caretakers of public and private historic properties and collections, and has served as expert witness for insurance and legal claims, authentication, and copyright issues.

Newmans has worked with the following institutions:

Federal, State and Local Governments

Schools

Churches and Synagogues

Private Associations

  • New York Yacht Club
  • United States Sailing Association