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Expertise and quality

  • We fully guarantee you the reliability of the expertises described on our web site.
  • All our objects are completely of origin, we guarantee you that these did not undergo a reassembly with old or contemporary elements.
  • We warn you of all old or contemporary restorations realized on the piece. Our restorations are made by conscientious craftsmen whom we personally know. At our shop, you will not find any pewter welds nor any brazing (easier welds to realize but very prejudicial), or any silver replating to mask a restoration.
  • Our objects do not undergo polishing not to affect chasings, but if need be, a burnishing to give back to them some brightness. The burnishing does not remove micro-scratches and is not an aggressive act.
  • If need, we make redo the internal gilding of sacred vessels. These are realized or in a nitrated electrolyte bath way mercury gilt method either with the original mercury gilt method to stay in coherence with the manufacturing period of the piece. The polishing of the gilding is handmade with a haematite stone; we call it “brunissage” (manual polishing and not lathe-work). Our gilding are twice more expensive to us than simple electrolyte bath gilding, but the quality is much superior in the time and the craft work result is incomparable.
  • As is proper, all our objects are so in perfect condition for the worship.

Customer care and insurance

  • Our parcels are realized with great care and our shipment benefit of an ad valorem insurance.
  • Your satisfaction is a priority for us.
Antiquité Passion / S&W Antiquités
27 rue des Noirettes "Terrefort"
St Hilaire - St Florent
49400 SAUMUR
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