Conservation Work

Conservation work is an important and growing part of Greenaway Mosaics. Combining traditional methods and tools for a truly authentic finish, Greenaway Mosaics are expert at restoring and conserving a wide range of stone pieces and projects have included 16th century table tops, Florentine mosaics and marble artefacts. Sourcing materials which are relevant to the period, great care is taken to restore the piece to its former glory. Thomas can also advise on storage and protection options. To discuss a conservation project, please email

Lapis Lazuli Console Table

William Kent designed this beautiful lapis lazuli console table, dating from around 1731, for the green dining room at Houghton Hall. The beeswax glue had dried, losing its adhesive quality, and many large areas of lapis were missing. By sourcing a lapis similar in texture Thomas managed to stain the new stone to create this green effect and match it to the original lapis which blended in perfectly.

16th Century Roman Top Table

This exquisite late-16th century Roman table top is typical of those produced in this period in Rome. Needing careful restoration, this table suffered from missing many important stones. Thomas sourced almost identical stones and repaired it using traditional methods.

Alabaster Vases

This pair of 18th century William Kent alabaster vases from Houghton Hall were very badly damaged after having fallen from the mantelpiece. By piecing them together and carving new honey alabaster, Thomas succeeded in restoring them to their former glory.