Restoration

Luca and Andrea Della Robbia – Fashioning the Family Fortune

Luca and Andrea Della Robbia – Fashioning the Family Fortune

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Andrea della Robbia came from an influential Florentine family studio whose works were fashioned in enamelled terracotta invented by his Uncle Luca della Robbia

Sculpture & Balustrade

Labassa – Melbourne Gold Boom Mansion, Rescue & Restoration

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The National Trust of Victoria is painstakingly restoring Labassa at Caulfield to the format established when it became one of Melbourne’s most stylish houses

Stunning Collection 19th century archaeological Jewellery V & A Museum London

Creating Love Jewellery – Cupid to Cartier

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From Cupid to Cartier; Rome to Renaissance, Restoration to Revolution, Regency to Revival, or the Romantics to Retro, for centuries we have created love jewelry

Recycling Grandly – Pre-Loved, Vintage and Antique Pieces

Recycling Grandly – Pre-Loved, Vintage and Antique Pieces

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Holiday periods and long weekends give everyone opportunities to catch up on jobs left undone, or pleasures denied. A favourite pastime in our family is hunting for that special piece of furniture waiting to be recycled grandly

Paddington 1030

What is an Antique – Watch our FREE Video

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Collecting antiques is a social phenomenon, often misrepresented as being the hobby of only a select few. From my experience working in the trade, perusing galleries, working at and attending fairs and auctions over a long period of time (some 30 years) collecting antiques is a pleasure indulged in by a vast number of people from very different backgrounds and all walks of life.

Architectural Heritage – Integral to Cultural Development

Architectural Heritage – Integral to Cultural Development

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The intellectual ideas of every period in world history have always been reflected in its architecture. It is important we consider well the consequences of the decisions we make in tearing down our living heritage, even in regard to modern buildings of great merit.

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

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Do the protagonists on television’s real estate renovating reality show, The Block at Melbourne in 2011 face a renovating nightmare, or a restoration delight?