Some of our most challenging restoration work has been with ecclesiastical objects involving projects of all sizes and levels of complexity from religious statuary to mixed material constructions. As with our other projects, we analyze the material and cultural history of the object to determine how the piece was constructed. We then develop a sequence of steps to treat and restore the object.

Restoration of the John Carter Brown Chapel Processional Cross

St. George's Peaslee Cross During Treatment. Made of silver, gold plate, brass, wood, oil paint, lead.
The Peaslee Cross During Treatment. Made of silver, gold plate, brass, wood, oil paint, and lead. St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island.

Restoration of Portsmouth Abbey’s Trinity¬† Crucifix

Richard Lippold's Trinity at Portsmouth Abbey School.
Richard Lippold’s Trinity at the Church of St. Gregory the Great, Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.