Use of unsuitable wood by the artist, storage and hanging in the wrong conditions, unnecessary or unprofessional treatment in the past - can all effect the above and it is crucial that works of art are stabilised and treated before further deterioration takes place.
Sculpture restoration work includes:
The conservation and re-gilding of the 19th Century cross on the Mausoleum of St. Anne’s Church, Kew, Surrey; The re-gilding of the interior of the dome and altar area including the standing candles, icons, hatchments and crib.
A Baroque crucifix for a London Church
A 17th Century polychrome wooden sculpture of St Francis for Mells Church, Somerset
A 17th century Italian terracotta Holy Family group, privately owned
Gilding 18th and 19th Century furniture for private clients
Making / conserving large mirrors using hand-made mirror glass
Re-gilding French 18th and 19th Century barometers
Conservation Of The Portrait Busts For The Royal Society of Musicians
While The Royal Society of Musicians is mid-way through a two-year project to refurbish its new offices, Julia Korner restores eight of its busts of composers. Eight composers, Beethoven, Chopin, D´Oyly Carte, Gounod, Handel, Haydn, Mellon and Parry, have had their busts conserved by Julia. An average of 50 hours´ careful cleaning, fixing, stuccoing, retouching, waxing and polishing has been lavished on each bust. Follow the link below for the complete article.