Bronze et al, Ltd. has the ability to work on nearly any scale, from small objects to monumental sculptures and architectural elements.
Original artistic intent is carefully researched, and we follow the A.I.C. code of ethics for the conservation of historic and artistic works, as well as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Andrew Baxter personally oversees all work; outside experts are sourced as deemed prudent after the scope of work is determined. All work is documented for future reference.
Andy Baxter treating Henry Moore's Reclining Figure (Exterior Form) on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.
Sample of completed projects:
- Complete repatination and welded repairs of Henry Moore’s monumental sculpture Knife Edge Two Piece, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, both in 1998 and in 2018
- Structural analysis, welded repairs, cleaning, application of corrosion inhibitor and Incralac, color unification with tinted wax, and protective waxing of the monumental city icon, the George Washington monument at Capital Square in Richmond, Va.
- Varied projects for the White House over decades, including repairs to the Monroe Plateau, a 17th century centerpiece of gilded bronze and mirrored glass; works from the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Presidential Study, Lincoln Bedroom, and numerous works on the grounds
- Restoration and installation of the 22 ton marble Moghul pavilion at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond
- Installation of numerous outdoor sculptures for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the Anne Marie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, a Hirshhorn affiliate in Dowell, Md.
- Restoration of sandstone crenellated copings: structural repairs and extensive use of Jahn restoration mortars on the historic barracks and Jackson Arch at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia
- Consultant for the Commonwealth of Virginia on the restoration of the iron tomb enclosure of President James Monroe in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
- Condition Surveys for the North Carolina Museum of Art, the University of Miami, and the cities of Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Newport News
- Restoration of the historic (1818) wrought iron and granite block base fence around Capital Square in Richmond for the Department of Historic Resources, including stone repairs and replication and powder coating of missing elements
- De-installation, stabilization, restoration, and re-installation of visionary artist Anderson Johnson’s painted wallboard into the Downing-Gross Cultural Center in Newport News, Va.
- Restoration of Anna Hyatt Huntington’s large aluminum equine monument “The Torchbearers” in front of the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.
- Repatination and conservation treatments on numerous sculptures by Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Gaston Lachaise and Aristide Maillol at various museums and properties
Andrew Baxter is a former President and current member of the Virginia Conservation Association, and an associate member of the A.I.C.
When not on the road, he enjoys seeing his wife and a scenic view of the Myakka River in Port Charlotte, Florida