Our company specialises in the conservation / restoration of ormolu bronzes, silver, brass, iron, steel,copper and spelter.
We are a professional team of conservators who apply the very highest museum standards to our work.
By linking the traditional skills and techniques of our master craftsmen with modern conservation ethics and procedure we provide a uniquely balanced approach to metal conservation
Michael Brook is an accredited member of The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (B.A.F.R.A) , a member of ICON and listed in the conservation register . He personally has over 30 years experience working at the highest level of antique restoration.
English and continental metalwork is often found on objects that incorporate more than one material to make a complete object.
We provide a complete conservation service to our clients coordinating professional conservators/restorers who work in other media including: wood, marble, porcelain, glass and blue john.
As well as practical hands-on restoration we also act as consultants caring for collections by way of planning, support and advice in the safe handling transportation and display of metalwork. We can provide condition reports, proposals for treatment and estimates.
Including members of the wider public, we restore metal antiques for auction houses, private collectors, museums, historic houses, antique dealers, shippers and packers and insurance companies.
The metal antiques we have repaired range from objects that are treasured family heirlooms through to nationally important heritage pieces.
Whatever the monetary value attached to the piece, we apply the same standards of care and conservation ethics to every job.
Before beginning any restoration...
Consultation with the object's owners before we start, and during the restoration process, helps to evaluate what work will be carried out.
An informed respect for the unique integrity of all objects is important to insure their preservation.
Michael Brook Antique Metal Conservation
Honeypots Acadia Road, Torquay, TQ1 2PY, United Kingdom