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Carriages

We have been at the forefront of developments in horse drawn carriage conservation which has evolved over the last 25 years. Prior to this, carriages were routinely stripped and repainted but now conservation techniques have been created and adapted specifically to suit the needs of the surface coatings used in carriage construction.

Original paint surfaces are cleaned, consolidated and varnished in a similar manner to the conservation of panel paintings.

We have climate controlled studio space for the treatment of a large vehicle and have had in over 30 carriages for conservation since 1993. Many more single vehicles and collections are treated and maintained on site.

We also have had the great pleasure of treating some unusual but related items such as several horse drawn fire “engines”, 2 sleighs, painted fire buckets in both metal and leather, perambulators and garden watering engines.