Whether the piece is made of stone, marble, plaster, architectural terracotta, slate or malachite, clients depend on our in-depth knowledge of materials to provide innovative solutions for apparently irrevocably damaged objects.
We have the skill to carry out the most complicated techniques, including fine carving, to a standard that delights our clients. We cast near-identical replicas to restore the appearance of missing sections or elements, and our ability to colour-match every subtle tonal variation ensures that repairs are practically invisible to the naked eye.
Clients rely on us to move heavy objects, including statues that weigh in excess of one and a half tonnes and church fonts. We also work on highly intricate pieces such as mosaic floors, which risk being seriously damaged if handled by anyone other than an experienced professional.
Our experts apply our specialist conservation skills to large-scale interior and exterior stone surfaces, most notably our ground-breaking use of Laponite RD water poultices to clean the façade of the Garrick Club building.
We also display mount stone artworks and objects, which include discreet security fixings, where necessary.
BROKEN MARBLE WING
This large marble cherub came in for restoration work because of its broken wing. Conscious of the size and weight of the broken element, we drilled the wing and inserted a dowel to strengthen the repair and prevent the likelihood of repeat damage along the point of weakness.
The break edges were carefully bonded together. Any remaining gaps or small missing sections of marble along the repair were filled using conservation-grade materials and the whole area was painstakingly retouched to achieve a result that is virtually flawless to the naked eye.
At the client’s request, the cherub was also cleaned with a poultice to remove the thick layer of dirt that was obscuring the more intricate detailing on the statue. The eagle’s face particularly benefited from this treatment, and the clients are now far better able to appreciate the delicate carving on the lower half of this statue.