RESTORATION & CONSERVATIONCoade Ltd has skilled craftsmen experienced in restoration and conservation. As our name implies we are able to restore original 18th and 19th century coade stone sculpture using the original material. The quality of these repairs is so good that in many cases it is almost impossible to see that they were damaged.
In addition we have also undertake restoration and conservation work in terracotta, plaster, marble and stone, a few of which are detailed below.
RESTORATION OF A WARWICK VASEOriginally produced in the Coade Factory around 1840, this coade stone Warwick Vase arrived in a sad state. Badly damaged in the past it had further suffered from an unfeeling attempt at restoration that involved lead, cement and wire. To return it to pristine condition involved dismantling it. From 80 pieces, carefully labelled and laid out in the studio, the restoration team used new coade stone to blend together the original elements and recreate parts that were missing. The result delighted both the team and the client.
THE DINING ROOM AT WILTONCoade Ltd was commissioned to bring back to life the dining room at the Earl of Pembroke’s family seat, Wilton House. The work involved cleaning and restoring the plaster ceiling, restoring the stone mullion windows and cleaning and restoring the stone fireplace. Coade’s workshop also created two plaster caryatids to support the pediment over the doorway and created two new chandeliers in gilded composite, matching an original design already in the house.