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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