Hall Conservation Ltd


Tijou Leaves, Hampton Court Palace

Hall Conservation was asked to conduct some cleaning trials on 14 leaves from Screen four of the Tijou screens from Hampton Court Palace. Several tests were carefully undertaken to establish the best method for removing the epoxy paint while leaving the cadmium plating intact. Altoget
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Replacement Crown, Tijou Screen, Hampton Court Palace

As part of the on-going works a new crown is being produced to replace the missing one from panel six. The crowns on the Tijou Screen are very distorted and many of the elements were found to be made from copper during a survey of all the crowns by Andrew harris. Copper being a much s
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Tijou Screen, Hampton Court Palace

The twelve decorative wrought iron panels of the Privy Gardens at Hampton Court Palace are known as the Tijou Screen, named after the master blacksmith and designer, Jean Tijou. Members of the Hall Conservation Ltd team have been closely involved with the Tijou Screen since 1995. Buil
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Trophy Gates Unicorn, Grinling Gibbons, Hampton Court Palace

The trophy gates group of sculpture, a lion and a unicorn, each holding and armourial cartouche, are contemporary with Sir Christopher Wrens remodelling of the palace. They were erected in July and November of 1701, designed by Grinling Gibbons, then cast and embossed by John Oliver,
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Astronomical Clock, Hampton Court Palace

In 2007 Hall Conservation Ltd were asked to undertake a condition survey on the metal components of the astronomical clock located in clock court at Hampton Court Palace. The clock faces are made from copper sheet and were produced using the ‘battery’ process, the copper ingots were b
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King’s Guard Chamber, Hampton Court Palace

Hall Conservation Ltd was commissioned to carry out  the restoration of almost 3000 items of arms and armour that make up the baroque display in the King’s Guard Chamber. The design of the display is contemporary with the reign of Henry VIII, although the original firelock muske
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