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Our specialist furniture conservators are able to seamlessly correct snapped or broken wood, as well as recreate missing areas in the same colour and texture of the original.
Although warped or shrinking furniture cannot be reversed, they can be treated with special techniques to help prevent further damage from occurring.
Our furniture conservators have specialist equipment to kill off any foreign organic materials upon the wood, this includes an infestation of insects. Our conservators will also be able to seal any holes or crevices used by such pests. Holes and marks caused by vermin can also be restored.
Antique furniture with a wobble is not something to ignore, as it puts it at risk of deterioration and bigger issues in the future. Instead of attempting a household solution, it is best to consult our furniture conservator who will be able to rectify uneven table and chair legs, or other items which may have an unstable structure.
Our furniture conservator is able to reupholster antique furniture, using techniques that are sensitive to the historic nature of the piece. Our textiles conservator is trained in cleaning any stains with conservation techniques with an aim to preserve the fabric.
Our trained conservator can clean a variety of furniture which may have unusual staining, paint marks, or build-up of dust and grime with techniques that are sensitive to the woodwork and other materials.
We always make sure our clients understand the recommendations we are making to them, however, if you have been told your painting requires lining or relining it means the addition of a second canvas to a weakened original, to provide reinforcement and stability to an artwork.
To find out more read our blog here about lining.
Yes, an oil painting that has been stored in a damp area, been subject to water damage or fluctuating temperatures can grow mould which can affect the surface of the painting and cause damage. Our team will treat the mould to stop it from spreading and then repair the damage caused.
Yes, first of all, avoid pressure or touching the surface, if possible keep the painting flat. Our conservators can consolidate the paint layer by applying localised adhesive with heat and pressure to secure the flaking paint layers. If required, we can fill missing areas and retouch to match the texture and colours of the painting.