Restoration of Ethnic Art Objects

Before: A Balinese Kris Ceremonial Sword made of steel, brass, ivory, wood, and semi-precious stones

How We Restore Ethnic Art Objects We treat mechanisms and works of art that come from Non-Western cultures by analyzing the culture, materials and techniques used by the original craftsman. Through discussion with our clients, we agree which elements of

Marble Bust of the Roman Emperor Hadrian

A restored marble bust of Hadrian

Private collection, Newport, Rhode Island Hadrian Augustus ( 24 January, 76 AD – 10 July, 138 AD) was Roman emperor from 117 to 138 and was born into a Hispano-Roman family. Hadrian before   He rebuilt the Pantheon and constructed

Marble Bust of The Honorable Nicholas Brown III

Nicholas Brown III (October 2, 1792 – March 2, 1859) was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Nicholas Brown, Jr.  He was the United States Consul to the Papal court from 1845 to 1853 and later was Lieutenant Governor of

Marble Bust of Gardner Colby

Marble Bust of Gardner Colby

Gardner Colby was born in Bowdoinham, Maine, 3 September, 1810 and died in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 2 April, 1879. After receiving the rudiments of an English education, he entered the dry-goods business in Boston, and afterward engaged in manufacturing woolen

Marble Bust of President Francis Wayland

Francis Wayland (1796-1865), fourth president of Brown University, was born in New York City. Wayland set out to correct the reliance on textbooks with a new rule, “No text book shall ever be brought into the recitation room, except at

Marble Bust of President Ezekiel Gilman Robinson

Ezekiel Gilman Robinson (1815-1894), seventh president of Brown University, was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He was an indifferent student, who later said of his college days, “I had drifted aimlessly into college and drifted aimlessly through it, waking up only

Marble Bust of Professor Benjamin West

Marble Bust of Professor Benjamin West

Benjamin West (1730-1813), professor of mathematics and natural history, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He had an early aptitude for mathematics and was largely self-educated, borrowing books from his friends. Bust of Ben West, before during and after restoration.   

Marble Bust of President Alexis Caswell

Marble Bust of President Alexis Caswell

Alexis Caswell (1799-1877), sixth president of Brown University, was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He was descended from Thomas Caswell, one of the first settlers of Taunton. Marble bust of Alexis Caswell before and after restoration