We employ the same age-old techniques as those used by the craftsmen from past centuries, which enables us to authentically recreate damaged or missing mirror and glass, based on original broken pieces, rubbings or photographs. Our specialist hand cutting and bevelling tools, together with our in-house hand silvering, reverse glass gilding, painting and sandblast etching, allows us to closely match original pieces.
In our studio we undertake complete renovations, sympathetically repairing, restoring and reassembling any period mirror or glass to it's former glory, working on a wide range of period projects for architects, designers, major breweries, antique furniture restorers and private clients.
This 19th century Venetian mirror with hand painted glass inserts had many of the original mirror pieces broken or missing. The restoration involved repainting the existing enamelled panels, hand making replacements for the broken and missing border pieces and the centre plate, and resilvering the existing pieces before reassembling onto the restored frame.
A complete restoration project for CVP Designs, comprising of a set of chairs once owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. This included the repair of the damaged timber and replacement of the missing wooden crests and upholstery. Over one hundred pieces of glass were shaped, bead bevelled, brilliant cut and silvered by hand to match the existing antique mirror.