The owner of this occasional table has always had an eye for unique things. When she recently remodeled her home, she was looking for interesting pieces. She purchased this table last year at auction, and after realizing that areas of inlay were missing, brought it to The Center.
These images speak for themselves! Check out some recent items to come through the doors of The Conservation Center, how they looked by the time they left, and the stories behind the artwork.
In our February Newletter, we brought you our treatment story of the Historic Murals of Winchester Hiram Lodge, N. 21, A.F. & A.M. in Winchester, Virginia. Local newspaper, The Winchester Star, recently published an article featuring our work to the murals by Associate Paintings Conservator Amber Smith.
The Conservation Center is going to celebrate its 30 Year Anniversary this August. Look forward to a special newsletter, taking a retrospective look at The Conservation Center.
Winchester Hiram Lodge, N. 21, A.F. & A.M. in Winchester, Virginia, contains an extraordinary lodge room with murals on all four walls and the ceiling. These murals were painted in 1868 by Mr. Ango from the Peabody Institute of Baltimore in the fresco secco style, and depict images important to the Mason tradition. Surrounding these images are trompe l’oeil painted elements making the room look full of columns and marble panels. The ceiling is also painted with images and has a small dome in the center.