The purpose of restoring and conserving a piece of art, is to stop the degradation process, to recover its aesthetic qualities and to increase its market value.
The Atelier du Temps Passé restores all types of painted objects (monochrome or polychrome).
From the classical sculptures to diverse curiosities, these simple anecdotal pieces, often surprising and sometimes exceptional, will always be treated with the upmost respect.
For most classic pieces (icons, sculptures, masks, masks, boxes, screens, mannequins, various small pieces of furniture etc.) the treatments will most often be “conservative” i. e. favouring the “stability” of the object without touching its patina. The “aesthetic” finish will only be done in the second part, and only if necessary.
For Contemporary Art, if the work is damaged, the restoration will always be adapted to the materials (sometimes even those considered, “strange”) and the treatments will make it possible to restore as faithfully to the original work as possible.
Deterioration Prevention advice will always be formulated so that the piece can be spared as long as possible from the harmful effects of time, pollution, light and humidity.
Restoration and Conservation: Yes we can!