Hall Conservation Ltd


Daily Express Building, London

With an exterior of black Vitrolite, glass and chromium strips, the Daily Express building is considered to be one of the most splendid Art Deco interiors in a commercial building and admired by John Betjeman for its ‘wonderful rippling confections of metal’. The lobby fea
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St Alfege’s Weathervane, Greenwich, London

The restoration of the weathervane is part of the on-going works to Nicholas Hawksmoor’s St Alfege’s Church, as the gilding had come away from the surface leaving areas of exposed copper, the iron bar securing it to the spire was extremely corroded with large flakes of corrosion
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Pala Period Hindu Gods, Southall Manor House and Park, Ealing, London

The intricate carved stone figures of Hindu gods are from the Indian Pala period (8 – 12 c) and are probably 12c. They are made from a very dense, hard, dark grey stone, with very fine carved detail. The building in Southhall dates back to the 15th century and the two Pala figur
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London Oratory

The pair of large bronze candelabra had developed a beautiful and stable patina over the course of time, but the brief for Hall Conservation Ltd was to restore the candelabra to its original finish – polished to a high shine and lacquered, but polishing, especially on a tarnishe
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Liberty of London, Four Handled Vase, private owner

A good example of a Liberty’s enamelled art nouveau, silver four handled vase had some small chips in the enamelled detail at the top of the vase. The areas were touched in using a cold enamel, matched to the missing areas.
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Altar Pieces, Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London

The alter pieces arrived in the Hall Conservation studio in a poor condition. The shellac lacquer on the brass elements had broken down in numerous locations causing tarnishing. The exposed areas were quite deeply etched and were corroding preferentially to the lacquered areas. The wo
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