I'll start this page with a rather unassuming Aphrodite who's head had fallen off and she'd lost a lot of paint:
... But she did belong to René Magritte:
A japanned and marbleised Musical Bracket Clock by Georg Philip Strigel Holburne Museum, Bath
A rather jolly 'Carousel' and one of the cars before restoration Sadly, the afters were wiped clean in a computer accident but I thought it fun to show anyway. Also, it gives an idea of one corner of the workshop. Primarily conservation cleaning and tweaking rather than major restoration
Chinese Reverse Glass Painting Work in progress showing a technique for aligning glass prior to gluing by adhering small strips of wire to the surface which can then be tightened to bring surfaces perfectly together as the glass adhesive sets.
A Glass Bead Topped Table The glass top was badly watermarked and needed to be replaced. The glass beads were loose. This was not a hugely difficult job on a technical level but did throw up a variety of challenges, the primary one being not to end up with 5,000,000 small glass beads on the floor!
Regency painted tilt top table Geffrye Museum Decoupage and painted top, made structurally sound, cleaned and retouched: