Ruby Newman Fine Arts Studio

Collectible Restoration


For over 40 years I have restored painted collectibles. Examples include antique carousel animals, painted furniture, and statuary. Each restoration is unique and often includes research and reconstruction.


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Cracked arm and surgical cut for replacement   The arm of this new statue cracked and separated as the wood dried. We created a new piece of "jewelery" to hide the seam and prevent a recurrence. Gold leaf highlights were added.   Completed statue restoration for Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA.

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Three of 20 restored statues for the St. Vincents Church Nativity Scene. Statues were made in Germany in 1906.

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The state of the Nativity Scene before restoration.

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Progression of fire damaged German hutch restoration. Lower right is the restored top.   Finished piece

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Detail of fire damage   Restored

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Early 20th century "Our Lady of Grace" statue. Hands and other elements were badly damaged and restored.

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Restored statues from the St. Vincents Church Nativity Scene.

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Anton Fuetsch, master woodcarver

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