Romanov opulence: the history, value and restoration of Fabergé Eggs

Case Studies, Ceramics, Gilding, Guides and Advice, Latest News, Specialist Items, Useful articles

Some of the most unusual items to enter our conservation studio are in the form of Fabergé eggs. These highly valuable antiques often present our conservators with a complex challenge due to their various materials and finely crafted designs. This article will look into a favourite collectible of the Russian Tsars, one that encouraged such an… Read more »

Palladian halls: restoring Robert Adam interiors

Artists, Gilding, Guides and Advice, History Of Art, Latest News, Murals & Street Art, Oil Paintings, Useful articles

In the mid to late 18th century, London was a thriving market for interior designers. Wealthy patrons were seeking the most fashionable and distinguished decoration. This was answered by talented architects and craftsmen who could create entire schemes inclusive of furniture, murals and decorative objects.  Above: our team working on a Robert Adam ceiling in… Read more »

Gilded reflections: antique mirror frame restoration & care

Frames, Gilding, Guides and Advice, Latest News, Useful articles

Decorative antique mirrors are a statement piece for modern interiors, reminiscent of the baroque and rococo periods and historic grandeur. From the swirling ribbons of Chippendale designs to the natural curves of Art Nouveau, gilded frames can be highly valuable and much sought after depending on their provenance and visual appeal.  The historic nature of… Read more »