Restoration

The articles below are intended to give a feel for the services and products sold by Gadsby’s. If you have a requirement which isn’t represented below it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Please call us and ask.

Restoring an Oil Painting

Restoring an Oil Painting

Restoring an oil painting - a multi skilled jobRestoring an oil painting requires a range of skills and techniques. The first task is to identify...

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Picture Restoration Service

Picture Restoration Service

If you look at our website you will see many examples of paintings which we have repaired and restored to their former glory. This is a process...

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Repairing a damaged painting

Repairing a damaged painting

Sometimes when clients bring in damaged paintings we learn how the damage occurred, other times we are left to guess. This one left us guessing....

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Lions Ears Repair!

Lions Ears Repair!

Two clients brought in lion ornaments (one lion, one lioness) for repair. Each ornament had one broken ear which was successfully repaired as shown...

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Oil paintings cleaned

Oil paintings cleaned

The images above show the before and after of an oil painting recently cleaned at Gadsbys. The patches on the side of the first image show just a...

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Cleaning Paintings

Cleaning Paintings

Cleaning paintings is one of our most common restoration tasks. Hopefully you can get a feel for the change we achieve from these images. But, in...

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Repairing a ceramic dog

Repairing a ceramic dog

This ceramic dog was in serious need of repair. 'Fido' came in a broken beast!  He was in six large pieces and things didn't look good for him....

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Difficult restoration jobs

Difficult restoration jobs

This is one of the most difficult restoration jobs which we have accepted for many years. Follow its progress over the next few weeks to observe its...

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Repairing a jug

Repairing a jug

Cricket Themed Jug Repair It may not be the Ashes Urn but for its owner this cricket themed Jug was valuable and worth repairing. Note: It is worth...

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Damaged picture frame

Damaged picture frame

Part of the feeling... Often we are asked to repair a frame rather than restore or repair a picture. It just shows that the frame is an integral...

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Bust bust

Bust bust

Broken ornament This ornament came in looking a little 'worse for wear'. When she left she was looking very good again.

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Damaged Bust

Damaged Bust

Repairing / restoring a ‘bronze’ bust' This bust of a ladies head was brought in to the Market Place shop with a damaged ear and was not able to be...

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Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning an Oil Painting

Cleaning a Dutch Oil Painting This photograph features a hundred year old Dutch oil painting which has been half cleaned to highlight the difference...

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Fun to work with

Fun to work with

Sometimes restoration work...needs a variety of skills   Radha Krishna Picture See if you can spot all the damaged areas on the 'before' image...

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Plaque restored and re-hung

Plaque restored and re-hung

Joseph Bosworth plaque - restored and re-hung Three months after removing this huge plaque from Saint Ediths church in Monks Kirby, the day had...

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Restoration taking shape

Restoration taking shape

As the work on the church panels proceeds ...things are beginning to take shape Several weeks into this project and you should be able to see from...

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Getting it off the wall

Getting it off the wall

Taking the plaque off the wall ...3 men and a scaffold! This difficult restoration commission presented its first major challenge when we tried to...

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