Restored Works

Chinese Calligraphy

Severe discolouration and presence of dark brown moulds. Painting successfully restored.

Chinese Ink

Artwork had numerous creases as well as foxing and discolouration.

Chinese Ink

Severe creases and dry, crackling of artwork. Discolouration and mould presence.

Chinese Ink

Painting too dry and broke in half

Chinese Ink

Presence of numerous discolourations and missing pieces

Birds - Chinese ink

Presence of mould, foxing, water stains as well as severe discolouration of painting.

Chinese Calligraphy (Before & After)

Our Restoration Specialist recently restored a much-loved calligraphy which was unfortunately damaged by water seepage. Top image/Before restoration: water stain and creases formed due to water seepage. Numerous mould spots seen on various sections of calligraphy. Bottom image/After restoration: water stain marks and brown mould spots evidently removed. Calligraphy piece is saved.

Meditation - Before & After

Severe Mould Growth & Insect holes & droppings, resulting in unsightly marks on painting.

Parrots - Before & After

Discoloration & very severe mould spotting. Painting was previously restored improperly, resulting in uneven color tones.

Birds - Before & After

Painting had serious mould spotting which ruined the aesthetics.

Monkeys - Before & After

Painting with severe mould growth and discoloration.

(Before) Painting on Paper

Extensive damage, including paper crumbling, discoloration, folding.

(Before) Painting on Paper

Extensive damage, including paper crumbling, discoloration, missing pieces

(Before) Painting on Paper

Extensive damage, including paper crumbling, discoloration, missing pieces

(Process) Painting on Paper

Master Zhang touching up the painting, by hand.

(Process) Painting on Paper

Master Zhang touching up the painting, by hand.

(After) Painting on Paper

Restored work.

(After) Painting on Paper

Restored work.

(Before) Fan Painting on paper

Colour has faded due to age. Mould has covered more than half the fan.

(After) Fan Painting on paper

Colour has been touched up, painting thoroughly disinfected and mould has been cleaned off.

(Before) Watercolour on Paper

Water stains and crumbling paper

(Before) Watercolour on Paper

Water stains and mould stains

(Before) Watercolour on Paper

Restoration in progress

(After) Watercolour on Paper
Master Zhang at Thian Hock Keng

Master Zhang at Thian Hock Keng Temple. 天福宫.

Newspaper article
(Before) Silk Scroll in tatters

For 92 years, a silk scroll handwritten by Emperor Guang Xu from the Qing dynasty was kept in a metal cylinder in the main prayer hall of Thian Hock Keng temple. But the scroll was so old that when they tried to unroll it, the black ink of the words started to crumble. It had become stuck to the silk over the years.

Master Zhang and Eve Zhang working

Countless manhours were spent on restoring this artifact of Singapore to its former glory.

Master Zhang and Eve Zhang

The father and daughter team were invited by the National Heritage Board to partake in this historic restoration opportunity.

(After) Restored to its former glory

It was promptly sent to the National Heritage Board for restoration. And for 2 1/2 months, Mr Zhang Xiaozhai, a specialist in Chinese painting restoration from Zhejiang, China, worked on filling up the holes in the fragile scroll with matching silk he sourced from China.

(Before) Flower & Squirrels on paper
(Before) Flower & Squirrels on paper

Tears on the top and right in the middle of the painting. Caused by poor framing and handling.

(Before) Flower & Squirrels on paper
(After) Flower & Squirrels on paper
(Before) Old House on Paper
(Before) Old House on Paper

Mould and water marks

(After) Old House on Paper
(Before) Silk Scroll - Outer
(After) Silk Scroll - Outer
(Before) Painting on Paper

Mould and dirt spots

(Before) Painting on Paper

Closer view of mould

(After) Painting on Paper
(After) Painting on Paper
(Before) Calligraphy on Paper

Water stains, mould stains, tears, insect holes. Severely damaged.

(Before) Calligraphy on Paper

Tears, crumbling paper, tears, mould stains. Poor and uneven restoration work done previously

(Process) Calligraphy on Paper
(After) Calligraphy on Paper

Extensive damage done prior to restoration but calligraphy was saved from further damage.