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Restoration Service

Restoration Service

For a number of years Charles Farris has undertaken restoration projects for cathedrals, abbeys and churches of silverware, brassware, altar frontals,vestments, woodware, pews and glassware. The service now also includes the hand cleaning & repair of banners, vestments and altar frontals. 

Our expert staff would be pleased to advise on any requirement from a simple repair to a more complex restoration. We will arrange a fully insured collection and return.

Our Lady and child Jesus

Charles Farris Restoration - Our Lady and child Jesus

What we did
Remove existing paint finish, fill in cracks and holes, repaint, adding gilded embellishments to robes, and finish with a soft sheen wax.
 

Silver Monstrance

Silver Monstrance

Silver Monstrance with intricate design

What We did
Dismantle, straighten and silver plated with 25 microns of silver, reassemble

Brass Candlestick

Heavy brass candle stick 40” tall

What We did
Dismantle, repair, polish and re-assembly

Gold Plated Chalice

Gold plated Chalice with Limoges enamel

Gold plated Chalice with Limoges enamel

What we did
Remove enamel and cross to clean separately, remove bowl and make true.
Hard gold plate and rebuild
 

Silver Flower Vase

Hall marked Silver Flower Vase 20"

Hall marked Silver Flower Vase 20"

What we did
Make good and true both the base and lip, remove dents, polish and lacquer.

Figure of Christ

Outside figure of Christ 10 feet tall

Outside figure of Christ 10 feet tall

What we did
Remove from site, dismantle, renew the cross that become rotten, clean the figure and repaint, replace the nails as these were rusted

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