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Restoration of Brass and Bronze Ormolu Candelabra

A set of French cast brass, ormolu candelabra with a cast bronze figurine patinated blue green.
Restored French Ormolu Bronze and Brass Candelabra

Conserving a Bronze Art Nouveau Dancing Girl Figurine

Conservation Done - face and breast detail; Bronze Art Nouveau figurine done for Sotheby's Restoration
The restored painted and patinated Art Nouveau Dancing Girl Figure in bronze.

Restoration of a Parcel Gilt Bronze Figurine

Figurine complete
The complete restoration of a bronze and marble figurine.

Restoration of the Columbus Monument, Newport, Rhode Island

Rededication of the Columbus Monument with City Councilwoman Kate Leonard.
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 Gorham's Rosenberger Medal for Brown University.
A sand cast N from The Gorham Company’s Bronze Rosenberger Medal for Brown University.

Conservation of Bronze Plaques and Statuary for Brown University

Green plaque; completed restoration.
The completed restoration of The Nathaniel Green bronze plaque on the wall of University Hall, Brown University.

Conserving the Little Bear Fountain at Brown University

The Little Bear Fountain complete.
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.