MIRROR PLATE CONSERVATION

If unprotected from moisture, traditionally manufactured mirrors are susceptible to oxidation , leading to the oxidization of the "silvered" amalgam.

At Temple Studios we have dealt with the many of the country’s most important mirrors, consolidating the amalgam and applying preventative treatment to inhibit the further deterioration of these vulnerable surfaces. We can also reduce the visual impact of delaminated silvering.

Removing a mirror glass
Removing a mirror glass
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Oxidising of the amalgam
Oxidising of the amalgam
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Puddles of mercury at the bottom of the mirror glass
Puddles of mercury at the bottom of the mirror glass
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Collecting the released mercury
Collecting the released mercury
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Collecting the released mercury
Collecting the released mercury
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Tenting tin amalgam on the back of the mirror
Tenting tin amalgam on the back of the mirror
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