Bronze is an alloy of copper, tin and small amounts of other metals. Bronze usually has brown or greenish patina.
It is strong and sturdy, long standing, unreceptive to weather conditions, and technically very convenient to work with. Artists all over the world use bronze for thousands years, and it is one of our favorite mediums.
We work with several foundries in NY and PA to complete works for our clients.
We have 40 years of experience of restoring ceramics and porcelain. We repair and make absolutely invisible any breaks, lost parts, discoloration of statuettes, vases any items of porcelain and ceramic.
We have worked with pieces from Germany, England, Italy, Hungary, Russia, France, USA, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, and China… and some popular names such as KPM, Derby, Roseville, Rookwood, Meissen, LLadro, Worchester, Staffordsire, Sevres, Limoges, Copodimonte, Imari, Belleek, Minton, Wedgwood, Cybis, Herend, and Copeland…
MKDR uses the finest materials and resins, the latest inventions, and most effective techniques from American and European artisans and scientists.
MKDR repairs and restores decorative artistic part of clocks – Porcelain, Bronze, Turtle Shell, Wood, and much more.
We work with a very experienced and qualified watchmaker Reuben Simpson from Simpson Watch Service; www.simpsonwatchrepair.com
From crystals to simple glass, we have years of experience working with vases, statues, centerpieces, and many other types of exotic pieces.
We have worked with well known names such as Jed Johnson and Associates and Excalibur Bronze (NYC) and have taken part in massive lighting projects in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Grand Central Terminal, and Devry College of NY.
Michael Khandros has access to excellent electricians and engineers and readily supply the artistic side of residential lighting and huge palace appropriate fixtures alike.
Michael Khandros has worked with many religious pieces and relics - they are one of the most requested services in fact. Whether Jewish, Christian, Buddhist or any other work, they hold an immeasurable value and are treated as such.
Popular mediums include marble, gypsum, wood, silver, bronze, brass, and alabaster.
We have worked with many churches, private organizations, synagogues, and temples in the NY and NJ area.
Its a little know secret, but you can get exceptional results (with regards to polishing and cleaning of silver items) from products like Hagerty's Silversmith's Polish. You'll get months of beautiful shine at almost no cost.
However, for tarnished, damaged, or eroded pieces, more care is required. We offer advice, professional heavy duty polishing, and restoration. You'll be amazed how MKDR can make your vases, tea pots, and figures look like new.
For severe cases, we have decades of experience with welding, bracing, soldering, and repairing of silver and plated items.
It may sound cliche, but stone was always an element of beauty, structure, and decoration since ancient times. Michael Khandros has formal and passionate education in the works and methods of Michelangelo, Modigliani, Brancusi, and Picasso.
We enjoy taking discarded, lost, or damaged stone items and restoring them to their original states... like nothing ever happened.
Restoring customers' art and portraits is one of our most treasured services. Michael has an advanced education in Theater Designs and restoration, combined with many years of experience, there is no damage that cannot be undone.
From light cleaning to torn canvas, MKDR will make your artwork look like it was intended; new or purposely weathered.
We specialize in creative one of a kind memorable gifts
-Portraits across all mediums
-Sculptures in bronze, silvers, or other materials
-Commemorative plaques or figurines
-Stone or marble statues