Historic Decorative Surfaces

DBR Conservation provides condition reports and treatment for carved, gilded and polychrome historic and decorative surfaces.


The services offered include:

~ Condition surveys and treatment recommendations~

~ Consolidation~

~ Conservation cleaning of surface dirt using dry, solvent or aqueous methods~

~ Removal of inappropriate coatings~

~ Stabilisation of substrate~

~ Filling of surface or substrate losses~

~ Re-carving or remodelling of missing decorative elements~

~ Retouching of areas of loss~

~ Execution of decorative schemes in traditional materials~

~ Historic paint research based on discrete sampling~

~ Pigment and binder analysis using UV fluorescence and polarised light microscopy, staining, microchemical, solubility and flame tests~

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