Restoration and Conservation of Bronze Sculptures and Statues
Restoration of Brass and Bronze Ormolu Candelabra
Restored French Ormolu Bronze and Brass Candelabra
Conserving a Bronze Art Nouveau Dancing Girl Figurine
The restored painted and patinated Art Nouveau Dancing Girl Figure in bronze.
Restoration of the Columbus Monument, Newport, Rhode Island
Rededication of the bronze Columbus statue and monument, with Kate Leonard, Newport, Rhode Island City Councilwoman.
Restoring the Bronze Rosenberger Medal for Brown University
A sand cast N from The Gorham Company’s Bronze Rosenberger Medal for Brown University.
Conserving the Little Bear Fountain at Brown University
Brown University’s Little Bear bronze and stone fountain after restoration has been completed.
How We Restore and Conserve Metal Sculptures, Statues, and Other Art Objects
When we receive an art object, we examine the damage and develop a restoration plan with its owner. Generally, we clean the bronze pieces of surface films such as accumulated lacquer and wax, and then determine what surface oxides are to be modified or removed. Then we correct breaks, abrasions, and gouges. Throughout the process, we are careful not to interfere with existing patinas or painted surfaces. We will re-patinate overly polished surfaces, or where the patina has chipped or worn away, to restore the bronze to the artist’s originally intended appearance.