The RRC conservation team recently undertook the restoration of gilt chippendale style mirror that had fallen from the wall of a private residence due to the failure of old fixings. Miraculously, the glass mirror survived the fall, the giltwood frame, however, was not so lucky. The type of damage the frame sustained can be seen in the images above, on the left.
The team at RRC meticulously pieced the frame, numbering close to 100 fragments, back together. Areas of loss were filled, and recarved where necessary, and the repairs gilded and coloured to match the original finish in a process that took over two months.
The extensive damage to the frame meant that it could no longer support the weight of the large piece of mirror glass so, with the assistance of the RRC Exhibitions team, a discreet steel supporting frame was produced to take the weight of the glass and transfer it to the wall. On completion, the mirror was reinstalled by our team, in it’s original position, as shown above on the right.
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Richard Rogers Conservation is pleased to announce that we have been endorsed as an Approved Service Provider for Conservation by The Society of London Art Dealers. We look forward to working with more SLAD members in the future!
We are currently working on the the beautifully crafted Kings and Queens Tijou Staircases at Hampton Court Palace
Walenty Pytel’s fascinating Jubilee Fountain in the Palace of Westminster has been carefully restored and re-gilded by our conservators.
We have completed work to the stunning wall map at the American 2nd World War Cemetery in Cambridge. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon on our decorative arts page.
Richard Rogers Conservation have recently taken on the enviable project of restoring Barbara Hepworth’s Winged Figure, mounted on the John Lewis Building on Oxford Street, London. Having hung above one Britains busiest shopping street since the early sixties the nineteen foot sculpture has over the years been subjected to London’s heavy traffic fumes and weather and deserved to receive some expert conservation treatment.
In May 1961 Barbara was asked by John Lewis to design a sculpture for their London headquarters. They suggested the concept of the piece to ‘have some content that expresses the idea of common ownership and common interests in a partnership of thousand of workers’. And in 1962 the resulting Winged figure was created.
The piece was made in sections of sheet aluminium and its interesting surface texture achieved with the use of Isopon, a polyester resin filler often used in cars and boats.
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We are starting work to Barbara Hepworth’s Winged figure, Mounted on the corner of the John Lewis Building on Oxford Street. Get ready for a beautiful transformation!
We will be commencing work this summer to The Great Map a beautiful marble representation of the movement of American convoys in the 2nd world war, displayed in the American Cemetery, Cambridge.
Conservation, exhibition display and installation of artefacts telling the story of the founding of Methodism and its effect on Britain’s political and social history.