Restoration & Conservation

From restoring a water-gilded 18th century mirror frame back to its original golden lustre, to carving back a missing scroll on a chair that had long been lost to daily use.

Titian Studio has restored works by major historical furniture makers such as Robert Adam, George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton, Gillows and Thomas Chippendale.

Current clients include The Historic Royal Palaces Group, Kensington Palace, The American Embassy in London and extensive work in private houses some with important collections of works of art and antiques.

French Polishing
(polishing & woodwork)

We cater for all aspects of wood restoration and finishing. Marquetry, parquetry, veneering, french polishing, modern spray lacquer finishes, wax polishing and colour matching. If an item is too large to move, we will happily carry out the work in situ, taking all necessary precautions to protect surrounding areas.

 

2. Pewteres Hall Finished cabienet Titian photographs 1475

Lacquer & Japanning

We are one of the leading exponents in european japanning incorporating english chinoiserie, vernis martin and lacca povera. We have restored and conserved japanned and lacquered period furniture ranging from Oriental Ceremonial cabinets to Russian snuff boxes. We also offer modern spray lacquered finishes to suit contemporary pieces and interiors.

 

6 Restoration of a Coromandel screen. China, 18th century Titian photographs 134

Gilding

Titian Studio is renowned for the quality of its gilding. Whether the application is on ceilings, walls, floors, glass panels, solid wood or iron gates, in any colour and any carat inside and outside. Titian Studio is also known as a leader in the reverse gilding on glass technique known as verre eglomise. Our expert gilding team deliver a beautiful finish to suit all tastes and budgets.

 

3 Gilding of a pair of Louis XV style arm chairs 1772a

Decorative Furniture

The conservation and restoration of painted furniture has been an integral part of the studio since its beginning 50 years ago. Most recent projects include a pair of 17th century northern italian painted commodes with faux marble tops, an 18th century Arte Povera cabinet and a set of Regency painted and parcel gilt chairs.

 

 

Painted and decorated Armchair dry scraping process to reveal original paint Red Lacquer Chinoiserie side cabinet

 

Private Collection Care

Titian Studio offers a one stop maintenance programme and ongoing assessment of collections for corporations, private households and historical institutions. After a thorough examination of the collection, each piece is photographed and condition reports and method statements are produced which will explain any potential conservation work needs and continued maintenance that may be required to keep your valuables in the best possible condition.

 

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Do you have a Restoration or Conservation project?

Call 020 8222 6600 or email us for a free, no obligation estimate.