Hall Conservation Ltd


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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Bronze Buddha: Private owner

The decorative plumes on the headdress of the Buddha are inherently weak points and two of them had been broken off. As adhesives would not create a very robust repair without added reinforcement, and normal hot repairs, though strong, cause damage and discolouration of the patina, wh
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Circe

Circe, a typically corroded bronze, pale green with black speckles, patches and stripes. A wand, chalice, and section of drapery had been stolen. We explained in detail all the implications of every option, which allowed us to arrive at an ethical approach that also satisfied the aest
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O’Connell Street, Dublin

At some stage in the fairly recent past the bronzes of the O’Connell (by John Henry Foley) and Parnell (by Augustus Saint Gaudens) Monuments had been shot blasted at high pressure with a coarse, sharp grit, leaving an overall matte texture, then coated with a coppery-orange paint and
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