How we saved a collection of etchings

Recently a client approached us with a collection of 39 etchings that he had great concern over. Not only did the individual etchings suffer from foxing and acidic contamination, they were being contained within two very old and frail portfolios that were barely...

How to restore miniature portraits

An interesting question we are often asked is ‘Which paintings are the largest and most complex you have restored?’. When we receive a 7ft by 3ft painting into the studio with tears and in need of lining, it’s an exciting challenge for all of our team. ...

How to safely package artworks

For many art collectors, the worst case scenario for the condition of their artworks would be if they were damaged through water, fire or a bad accident. Unfortunately, such incidents do happen and requires the need for artworks to be removed from the scene promptly...

How to repair tears in watercolours

  It is always a fascinating source of interest for our clients and art collectors to see how we repair watercolours and works-on-paper.  It is understandable to assume there is little or nothing that can be done to fix such fragile items. Although these are...

A Guide to Professional Valuations for Art Collections

When artwork arrives at our studio to be cleaned or restored, we are often asked about valuations and what an artwork may be worth. Whether a collection has been inherited or acquired at auction, gaining an idea of value is an understandable consideration for many...
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