Heritage is frequently asked to conserve high-value brass, bronze and silver antiques for clients who strive to avoid making irreversible changes to the piece. This work can include metallurgy studies, photographic documentation, research, and highly-specialized metalsmithing skills rarely found outside of our walls. We also specialize in external electrification of rare and historical lighting.
At times, the cost of a repair can exceed the value of an item when you exclude sentimental value. In such instances, Heritage can occasionally suggest restoration methods which would otherwise not be used on rare or valuable antiques, but might have an impact on costs.
Heritage can expertly recreate a missing part from an exact identical with minimal shrink. Advances in 3D printing also make it possible to re-create missing parts from photos and even sketches.