often ask what it is that has propelled Budapest to forefront of
the Antiques world, making it Europe's second leading wholesale
center after France. The answer is quite simple: the restoration.
Budapest attracts the lion's share of the good art objects from
the territories of the former Habsburg Empire because it is in the
vicinity of the city that you have the largest concentration of
restorers within Central Europe. These are craftsman trained in
the disappearing arts like French polish and water gilding.
When the work
is of Museum-quality, we also call upon restorers of the caliber
who work on the vast museum holdings in Budapest.
Century Italian Baroque "Rape of Europa" by School of
a black light showing the layers of earlier restorations
restorer carefully removes the layers of varnish
is an example of a rare Vienesse Secessionsit nightstand with abalone
inlay before and after restoration and french polish
framing is vital to an important work of art. And each work demands
close attention to its own unique features so the framing highlights
the work and never distracts. For our clients' needs, we can call
upon a large stockpile of antique frames to insure that the painting
receives its best setting. We also provide a wide selection of matting
and museum glass.