How We Restore Historical Lighting

Jugendstil Lamp Early 20th c. German Copper, glass, shell, steel, porcelain, electrical components Private collection This lamp arrived with the base and column bent and dented. A hand cut disc of polished shell was missing, and the hanging bead skirt

Hollowware Restorations

Our Work with Hollowware Restoration Hollowware is often passed down through a family’s generations and we treat these objects with that in mind. I use my skills learned from Jack Prip,  at the Rhode Island School of Design to restore

Antique Weapon Restorations

Our Work with Antique Weapons Newmans’ Ltd. restores and repairs antique weapons and armaments such as flintlock guns, swords and non-western arms. We develop a thorough understanding of the piece by examining the metals, wood, ivory, bone and other materials

English Flintlock Pistol, “Spencer”

English Flintlock Pistol, “Spencer”

Steel, brass and wood The McBean Collection, Chepstow The Newport Mansions, Newport, Rhode Island The Preservation Society of Newport County approached us with this fine 17th century weapon to prepare it for display. With the mechanism in need of lubrication but mostly

Restoration of Decorative Aisle Columns

A capital after restoration.

Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut Among the striking details in Robert Robertson’s Pequot Library are the cast iron, copper plated decorative columns which head each aisle of the two story stacks. Before restoration, these were covered with layers of soot from

Cigarette Vending Machine

Antique brass cigarette vending machine before restoration with broken foot

American, 19th c. Brass and steel Private collection When this curious box came to us from Oklahoma, it had lost its key, and the lid no longer opened when a coin was put into the pay slot, and one of the

John Carter Brown Chapel Processional Cross

St. George's Peaslee Cross During Treatment. Made of silver, gold plate, brass, wood, oil paint, lead.

St. George’s School, Middletown, Rhode Island This construction of wood, gold plated brass and miniature oil paintings had deteriorated from years of use. We were commissioned to rebuild and reinforce the entire assembly for future generations. The video slideshow tells

Restoration of Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue: Reinstallation of the central brass chandelier.

In 2007, Newmans joined the National Park Service and Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston in the restoration of America’s oldest synagogue and national historic site designed by architect Peter Harrison in1763. One hundred-fifty metal objects, from eighteenth century hardware to

Taxiphote

Taxiphote complete

A Nineteenth Century Stereoptic Glass Slide Viewer French, 19th c.; private collection Made in Paris, this intricate optical device was the window through which the family peered at their collection of over 400 glass slides of their forbears on vacation