How We Restore Ethnic Art Objects

We treat mechanisms and works of art that come from Non-Western cultures by analyzing the culture, materials and techniques used by the original craftsman. Through discussion with our clients, we agree which elements of the pieces require treatment. With a respect for the original creator and cultural context, we may design and construct new parts. We then finish the pieces and make them ready for the owner to display.

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

Balinese Sword (Kris)

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