Selected Treatment Case Studies

Outdoor

Sculpture Conservation

Ben Franklin Monument
Ben Franklin Monument

Old City Hall Boston, MA On a blustery Spring day an errant tent got away and knocked the Ben Franklin Bronze off of its pedestal. The sculpture, the first Bronze memorial ever in the City of Boston, was brought to our studio, repaired and restored to its original surface coloration. The sculpture was reset on its pedestal using an updated fastening system designed and fabricated by Daedalus Inc. Client: The Architectural Heritage Foundation/Old City Hall

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Ben Franklin Monument
Ben Franklin Monument

Before treatment

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Art and Science by Bela Pratt
Art and Science by Bela Pratt

After treatment

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Ben Franklin Monument
Ben Franklin Monument

Old City Hall Boston, MA On a blustery Spring day an errant tent got away and knocked the Ben Franklin Bronze off of its pedestal. The sculpture, the first Bronze memorial ever in the City of Boston, was brought to our studio, repaired and restored to its original surface coloration. The sculpture was reset on its pedestal using an updated fastening system designed and fabricated by Daedalus Inc. Client: The Architectural Heritage Foundation/Old City Hall

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Conservation of Public Memorials

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Boston, MA This bronze and granite civil war memorial by Martin Milmore sits atop Flagstaff Hill in the center of the Boston Common. The five heroic sized bronze sculptures were cleaned, repaired, re-patinated and coated. Several missing parts such as swords and decorative elements were fabricated in bronze. The granite was cleaned and re-pointed. The carved lettering was gilded. Client: City of Boston/Weston and Sampson Architects

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Boston, MA Detail before treatment

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Jamaica Plain Civil War Memorial
Jamaica Plain Civil War Memorial

After completion of treatment.

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Boston, MA This bronze and granite civil war memorial by Martin Milmore sits atop Flagstaff Hill in the center of the Boston Common. The five heroic sized bronze sculptures were cleaned, repaired, re-patinated and coated. Several missing parts such as swords and decorative elements were fabricated in bronze. The granite was cleaned and re-pointed. The carved lettering was gilded. Client: City of Boston/Weston and Sampson Architects

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Conservation of Architectural Element

Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque
Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque

Before Treatment The bronze plaque and eagle dedicated to those who served in WW1 was conserved as part of the Portsmouth NH/Kittery ME bridge reconstruction project. The memorial was removed from the bridge, cleaned, repaired, repatinated, coated, re-gilded and installed on the newly fabricated bridge. (Walsh Construction GC)

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Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque
Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque

Detail, before treatment

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Ferdinand Mosaic
Ferdinand Mosaic

After Treatment

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Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque
Memorial Bridge Portal Plaque

Before Treatment The bronze plaque and eagle dedicated to those who served in WW1 was conserved as part of the Portsmouth NH/Kittery ME bridge reconstruction project. The memorial was removed from the bridge, cleaned, repaired, repatinated, coated, re-gilded and installed on the newly fabricated bridge. (Walsh Construction GC)

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Modern and

Contemporary Sculpture Conservation

Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY
Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY

During treatment

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Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY
Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY

During treatment

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Rainmaker, Foxwoods Resort, CT
Rainmaker, Foxwoods Resort, CT

After Treatment

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Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY
Trio by George Sugarman, Albany, NY

During treatment

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Cemetery Markers and Memorials

Capt. Nathaniel Balston
Capt. Nathaniel Balston

Before Treatment This slate grave marker rests in Boston's King Chapel Cemetery, one of the first European Burying Grounds in the country. This one of fifty slate markers, some dating from the early 1700's treated by Daedalus. The treatments included cleaning, stabilizing delaminating surfaces, re-adhering broken sections, filling losses, and re-setting the markers.

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Capt. Nathaniel Balston
Capt. Nathaniel Balston

After Treatment

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Fairview Cemetery Soldier
Fairview Cemetery Soldier

Boston, MA

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Capt. Nathaniel Balston
Capt. Nathaniel Balston

Before Treatment This slate grave marker rests in Boston's King Chapel Cemetery, one of the first European Burying Grounds in the country. This one of fifty slate markers, some dating from the early 1700's treated by Daedalus. The treatments included cleaning, stabilizing delaminating surfaces, re-adhering broken sections, filling losses, and re-setting the markers.

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Historic

Markers

Tercentenary Plaque
Tercentenary Plaque

Cambridge, MA Before Treatment This is one of several Mass. Tercentenary Plaques treated by Daedalus. The plaque was analyzed to determine the original finish. It was then cleaned of degraded paint and rust and restored to its original finish through polychrome painting and gilding. Client: Commonwealth of MA/City of Cambridge

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Tercentenary Plaque
Tercentenary Plaque

During Treatment

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Boyden Memorial
Boyden Memorial

Brighton, MA After Treatment

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Tercentenary Plaque
Tercentenary Plaque

Cambridge, MA Before Treatment This is one of several Mass. Tercentenary Plaques treated by Daedalus. The plaque was analyzed to determine the original finish. It was then cleaned of degraded paint and rust and restored to its original finish through polychrome painting and gilding. Client: Commonwealth of MA/City of Cambridge

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Historic Fountains

Mass. Horticultural Society Fountain
Mass. Horticultural Society Fountain

Wellesley, MA During Treatment The marble fountain was disassembled. It was cleaned of accretions. Repairs were made to the broken sections of the marble. A new mounting and plumbing system was devised. A protective coating was applied to the interior of the bowl. The fountain was re-assembled. Client: Mass. Horticultural Society

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MA Horticultural Society Fountain
MA Horticultural Society Fountain

Before Treatment

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Brewer Fountain
Brewer Fountain

Boston, MA After Treatment

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Mass. Horticultural Society Fountain
Mass. Horticultural Society Fountain

Wellesley, MA During Treatment The marble fountain was disassembled. It was cleaned of accretions. Repairs were made to the broken sections of the marble. A new mounting and plumbing system was devised. A protective coating was applied to the interior of the bowl. The fountain was re-assembled. Client: Mass. Horticultural Society

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Fine Art and

Antiquities

Inuit Mermaid
Inuit Mermaid

Before Treatment Client: private collector

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Inuit Mermaid
Inuit Mermaid

During Treatment

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Early Pottery
Early Pottery

During Treatment

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Inuit Mermaid
Inuit Mermaid

Before Treatment Client: private collector

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Decorative Art

Art Nouveau Clock
Art Nouveau Clock

Before Treatment Client: private collector

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Art Nouveau Clock
Art Nouveau Clock

Detail showing bending of clock face

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Early 20th C. Lamp
Early 20th C. Lamp

After Treatment

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Art Nouveau Clock
Art Nouveau Clock

Before Treatment Client: private collector

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