Decorative Arts

 

Conservation of decorative arts

As well as all the intensive hard labour and physical demands of our work, there is often the need for a delicate hand and intricate detail, whether it is gilding letter work or repairing fine detail on a mosaic.

These additional crafts and disciplines make up a significant proportion of our work and demands a very high skillset in the respective fields (painting, gilding, metal work, mosaics and statuary work).   We are constantly performing research, trials and analysis of our methods and applications within these areas.

Archaeology

Cliveden Conservation is highly regarded for its conservation consultation at sites around the world…

Gilding

Our conservators can restore missing elements of decoration as well as carry out major reinstatements of decorative schemes…

Metalwork

We undertake the conservation of metals and can replace lost metal statuary, railings, decorative pieces…

Mosaics

Our unique combination of experience and craftsmanship means we can conserve, remove, repair and relay mosaics…

Paint

Our cleaning, consolidation, conservation and full restoration of polychrome and painted surfaces is undertaken with extreme care…

Statuary

For over 20 years we have been responsible for the care and maintenance of the National Trust Country House collection of antique and 18th century garden sculpture…