Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art Deco Table Lamps

Set of two Art Deco table lamps with fine white glass shades on bespoke hand-made wooden bases, height 23 cms,  bases 20 x 20 cms, SOLD

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Conservation of Artefacts on Paper - Art, Books, Photographs

I came across Dieter and Keith of DK Conservators via a friend and they restored the above antique print by removing it from the cardboard backing (attaching prints with glue to a cardboard backing is a killer for conserving art!), the dark patches on the print have all been removed and now the next step is to back it with museum mount board lightly attached with the correct tape at the top only. Dieter and Keith can restore just about anything on paper such as old books, antique photographs, artworks on paper etc. 

Contact Dieter Wickert-Ludemann and Keith Seaford:, 
telephone + 27 21 761 2599, office 1, Trescoe House, corner Riverstone and Cornwall Place, Kenilworth, Cape Town. 

Wiener Werkstatte Silver Plated Soup Ladle

Wiener Werkstatte Movement silver plated soup ladle, R650.00,, Instagram: skyscraper_cape_town

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vintage Tretchikoff 'Chinese Girl' or 'Green Lady' Print

Magnificent signed Tretchikoff loose print of the 'Green Lady' or Chinese Girl, the print  is lightly taped to the mount, printed area 50 x 60 cm, frame not included. SOLD., Instagram: skyscraper_capetown

The original painting is now back in South Africa at Delaire Graff Estate and it was unveiled with Tretchikoff's model Monika Pon-Su-San posing next to the famous work of art: