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 One of our top priority fields from the very moment of the Amber workshop foundation was restoration of objects of arts and crafts of XVII-XVIII centuries made of amber, hard stone, wood, ivory, nacre and other materials. Our craftsmen restored a great number of amber items from funds of the State Museum preserve «Tsarskoye Selo». Today this amber collection which totals more than seventy objects is one of the most significant in Russia. Restoration of these objects was the first step to the great project of the Amber Room recreation.

However the Amber Workshop in Tsarskoye Selo performs restoration works not only for the Catherine Palace. For example, the Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin commissioned us to restore marble tables with silver decoration (XVII century), and an icon inlaid with nacre in wooden case (XVIII century). For the collection of the State Museum «Saint Isaac's Cathedral» our craftsmen restored objects of XIX century in the technique of Florentine and Roman mosaic: a table-top, a clock and a decorative panel.
Our best craftsmen were invited to restore an amber casket of XVIII century from the collection of the Amber Museum in Varde (Denmark); an amber altar for Kepenik Castle collection (Germany), archaeological amber objects from the National Museum of Belgrad Collection (Serbia), fireplace decoration made of Ural malachite for one private collection (England) etc.
Nowadays the Amber Workshop is actively involved in restoration of objects of decorative and applied arts both on the territory of Russia and abroad.

Box

Collection: -
Dating: -
Material / technique: Karelian birch, silver, bronze
Came for restoration: -
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze with loss replacement, restoration of painting

 
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Paper press Sleigh

Private collection
Dating: Late XIX century, Russia
Material / technique: Urazov jasper, rock crystal, bronze, casting, gilding
Came for restoration: 2010
Restoration task: Restoration of metal and stone

 
Read more: RD02

Table

Collection: Private collection
Dating: -
Material / technique: Wood, mother of pearl, tortoiseshell, ivory, bronze
Came for restoration: -
Restoration task: Restoration of metal

 
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Icon«The Magi worship»

nacre in a wooden kiot
Collection: the Armoury Chamber, Moscow.
Dating: XIX century, Russia.
Material/technique: nacre, wood.
Restoration date: 1997
Restoration task: general restoration

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St. Isaac's Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg is the largest cathedral in the city and was the largest church in Russia when it was built (101.5 meters high). It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great.
The cathedral took 40 years to construct, under direction of French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand, from 1818 to 1858. Both exterior and interior of this magnificent cathedral are worth admiration. Columns, pilasters, floor, and statue of Montferrand are composed of multicolored granites and marbles gathered from all parts of Russia. The iconostasis is framed by eight columns of semiprecious stone: six of malachite and two smaller ones of lapis lazuli. It was the epoch of flourishing of the Ural malachite which was widely used as basic material in interiors. Fifteen tons of this stone, extracted from the mine "Mednorudniansky" in Nizhny Tagil, were used to create these six columns.
The columns tiled with malachite are rare and expensive beyond doubt; moreover in iconostasis of Saint Isaac's Cathedral their height reaches 9.51 meters (31.20”) with the bottom diameter of 1 meter (3.28”). This fact alone makes them really unique in world architecture practice. Malachite columns adorning the iconostasis astonish every visitor with its clear perfection - their surface seems to be made of one piece of malachite - that is the reason for gigantic monolith impression they give.
The Amber Workshop in Tsarskoye Selo was entrusted to restore this unique example of Russian architecture. Stone-carvers of the highest category were involved in the restoration of malachite columns for St. Isaac's Cathedral. Our new mastic and traditional method of «Russian mosaic» were widely used in this project. Today visitors of our city can admire the newly-restored iconostasis and see it in all its splendour.

Table with Florentine mosaic top

Collection: The SMM St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Dating: The II half of the XIX century, unknown master
Material / technique: Wood, bronze, casting, gilding
Came for restoration: 2002
Restoration task: Complex restoration

Read more: R004

Icon pendant

 

Collection: SMM St.Isaac’s Cathedral

Dating: - 

Came for restoration: 2003

Restoration task: restoration of enamel layer and bronze

 

Read more: R051

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Table with onyx table top

Collection: SMP Peterhof
Dating: late XIX - early XX century, Russia (?)
Material / technique: birch wood, onyx, guilding 
Came for restoration: May 2016
Restoration task: general restoration 

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Sideboard

Collection: The SMP Peterhof
Dating: The II half of the XIX century, Russia
Material / technique: Pine wood, poon, porcelain
Came for restoration: January 2011
Restoration task: general restoration

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Suite of furniture (13 chairs, 2 consoles)

Collection: The SMP Peterhof
Dating: Russia, year or century unknown
Material / technique: -
Came for restoration: 2011
Restoration task: general restoration

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Table with mosaic

Collection: The SMP Peterhof
Dating: Year 1767-1778 (?), St.Petersburg.

Workshop: E. Erland. Peterhof Lapidary Factory. Workshop: Y. Martino.
Material / technique: Wood, enamel, glass, mosaic, painting, bronze,

casting, embossing, gilding, silvering
Came for restoration: August 2010
Restoration task: complex restoration

 

 

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Pear-shaped vase with lid and bronze stand

Collection: The SMP Peterhof
Dating: Late XIX century, Imperial Porcelain Factory, Russia
Material / technique: Polychromy glaze painting, gilding
Came for restoration: December 2009
Restoration task: complex restoration

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Furniture set

For dining room in the Great Menshikovsky Palace, Oranienbaum

Collection: SMP "Peterhof"

Dating: mid XIX century

Material/technique: wood, carving, gilding, marble

Came for restoration: 2010.

Restoration task: general restoration.


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Floor clock with painted inserts
Collection: SMP «Peterhof».
Dating: 1760-1770, England, Joseph Denton, Hull. 
Material/technique: wood, red wood, metal, glass,

carving, casting, gilding, painting, oil paint on metal.

Size: 267*61*30,3 cm.
Came for restoration: 2017.
Restoration task: general restoration.

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Desk
Collection: SMP "Peterhof"
Dating: end of the XIX century, Russia 
Material / technique: wood, artificialleather, carving, painting
Came for restoration: April 2017
Restoration task: general restoration

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Console table

Collection: The SMP Peterhof
Dating: Year 1767-1778 (?), St.Petersburg.

Workshop: E. Erland. Peterhof Lapidary Factory. Workshop: Y. Martino. 
Material / technique: Wood, enamel, glass, mosaic, painting, bronze,

casting, embossing, gilding, silvering
Came for restoration:2011
Restoration task: complex restoration

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Chest

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Beginning of XIX century, Russia
Material / technique: Wood, silver, velvet, silk, copper, mother of pearl, enamel, agate,

chrysoprase, amethyst, embroidery
Came for restoration: May 2004
Restoration task: complex restoration

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Milk-jug of Maria Feodorovna

(wife of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1880-s, Russia
Material / technique: Quartz, silver, enamel, ruby, beryl, turquoise, glass, carving
Came for restoration: February 2004
Restoration task: Complex restoration

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Torah case

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1902, Odessa, Russia
Material / technique: Maple, metal, silver, bronze, fabric, veneering, gilding
Came for restoration: February 2004
Restoration task: Complex restoration

 
Read more: R003

Vases from pergola-veranda (12 pcs.)

Colelction: The SMP «Tsarskoye Selo»
Dating: mid. XIX century, Russia
Material/Technique: white marble

Came for restoration: 2016
Restoration task: general restoration

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Sculpture Two Knights

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: The II quarter of the XIX century
Material / technique: Cast iron, marble
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of metal

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Three-candle candelabrum

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1783, St.Petersburg, Russia. Project: Charles Cameron.
Material / technique: Bronze, gilding
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze with cleaning

Read more: R006

Two seven-candle candelabra

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XIX century
Material / technique: Bronze, gilding, painting
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze with losses replacement, restoration of paintings

 
Read more: R007

Snuffbox

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XVIII century (?), Tula, Russia
Material / technique: Steel, gilding
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of metal

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Heart-shaped counter of translucent amber with engraving

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Late XVII or beginning of XVIII, Danzig (modern Gdansk, Poland)
Material / technique: Amber
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Gluing, cleaning

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Heart-shaped counter of translucent amber with engraving

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Late XVII or beginning of XVIII, Danzig (modern Gdansk, Poland)
Material / technique: Amber
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Gluing, cleaning

 
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Memorable plate «Coronation of Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna»

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1883, St.Petersburg, Russia. F.W. Huhn&Co.
Material / technique: Metal, embossing, nickel-plating, gilding
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of metal, fixing

 
Read more: R010

Vase

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Mid. XIX century
Bronze, coral, enamel, gilding.
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze, with replacement of coral and enamel losses

 
Read more: R011

Helmet with aventail

and two horns and a spike on the skull

Collection: SMP «Tsarskoye Selo»

Dating: late XVII - early XVIII c., Persia
Material/technique: steel, embossing

Came for restoration: June 2016 
Restoration task: general restoration

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Cup

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: -
Material / technique: Silver, gold, enamel, casting, embossing
Came for restoration: February 2004
Restoration task: -

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Smoking pipe Handshake

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Beginning of XX century, East Germany
Material / technique: Amber, meerschaum
Came for restoration: 2000
Restoration task: Restoration of amber

 
Read more: R014

Hourglass

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XVIII century, Danzig (modern Gdansk, Poland)
Material / technique: -
Came for restoration: 2000
Restoration task: Restoration of amber with loss replacement

 
Read more: R015

Counter box

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Late XVII – beginning of the XVIII century
Material / technique: Amber, metal
Came for restoration: 2002
Restoration task: Restoration of amber

 
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Perfume bottle

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Beginning of the XX century, Russia. The House of Faberge. Master: N. Perkhin.
Material / technique: Onyx, jade, garnet, gilded bronze
Came for restoration: September 2006
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze with loss replacement, restoration of painting

 
Read more: R017

Snuffbox with decorated lid

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XVIII century
Material / technique: Cornelian, gold, metal
Came for restoration: 2010
Restoration task: Restoration of metal

 
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Vase with two painted miniatures

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: The second quarter of the XIX century, St.Petersburg. Batenin’s factory.
Material / technique: Porcelain, painting, gilding
Came for restoration: 2006
Restoration task: Restoration of the neck of the vase, restoration of gilding

 
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Twelve-candle chandelier

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Late XVIII century
Material / technique: Gilded bronze
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze with loss replacement

 
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Swan-shaped vase-dipper

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1902, Moscow, Russia. Stroganov School for Technical Drawing and

Carl Faberge.
Material / technique: Ceramics, silver, stones, glaze
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Replacement of ceramics losses, restoration of metal

Read more: R021

Clock

Collection: Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Early XIX century, France
Material / technique: Marble, malachite, gilding
Came for restoration: 2005
Restoration task: Restoration of malachite and bronze

 
Read more: R022

Leather case

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XIX century, Russia (?)
Material / technique: Leather, metal, glass beads, silk, mother of pearl, paper
Came for restoration: 2005
Restoration task: Restoration of leather and glass beads embroidery

 
Read more: R023

Vase-basket

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XVIII century, China
Material / technique: Jade, ivory, stone, bronze, enamel, wood
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of hard stones, metal, loss replacement, assembly

 
Read more: R024

Figurine Bull

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: XIX century, France. Master: Masson.
Material / technique: Bronze
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze

 
Read more: R025

Vase

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Early XX century, France. Private factory
Material / technique: Porcelain, marble, painting, gilding
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of marble basis, cleaning

 
Read more: R026

One of the pair vases

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: Year 1853, Russia
Material / technique: Bronze, patina, gilding, painting
Came for restoration: 2004
Restoration task: Restoration of bronze, restoration of painting with loss replacement

 
Read more: R027

Table-top chest of drawers

Collection: The SMP Tsarskoye Selo
Dating: The first quarter of the XVIII century, Danzig (modern Gdansk, Poland)
Material / technique: Amber, wood, metal
Came for restoration: 2006
Restoration task: restoration of amber

 
Read more: R028