Since its establishment in 2008 the conservation studio of Thornton-Jones Restoration Ltd. has become a trusted and sought after resource for the leading businesses and institutions in the fine art market and heritage sector.
The studio has gained a reputation for undertaking conservation & restoration treatments of important sculptures in marble, terracotta and polychrome wood, from a wide sweep of epochs and styles ranging from Antiquity to the 20th century.
The studios principle is to build a strong direct relationship and understanding with its clients to allow a clear dialogue to ensure the best treatment on each sculpture is decided upon. This exchange reflects and informs the complex ethical, aesthetic and economic decisions to sensitively bring the best out of the artwork for now and posterity. The studio understands and responds to the time-pressured and sensitive nature of conservation & restoration in the globalised fine art market.
The studio has been commissioned by the leading sculpture dealers, auction houses, private collectors, museums and great estates. Many of the sculptures that have passed through the studio, many by famous luminaries from art history, can now be found in the major Museums and private collections both in England and internationally. All work undertaken by the studio is done so with discretion and confidentiality.
Advice & Reports
The studio can be commissioned to produce written reports, such as Condition & Treatment Reports, to accompany the artefacts, often required by clients from all aspects of the heritage industry.
The studio is located in a highly secure premises conveniently close to central London (30 minutes by train). The premises fulfils all the security requirements of Fine Art Risk Insurers.
Clients are welcome, by prior arrangement, to visit the studio.