All carved details are situated in the entrance hall, staircase and balcony of this beautiful Victorian property.
96 barley twist spindles, 14 large newel posts as well as door frame and fireplace carvings all add to this beautiful and perfect restoration.
Besides carving bespoke pieces for clients I also undertake restoration work. The images below show just a few of the most recent restorations that I have been involved with.
Restoration of a Gothic Medieval Chair
I was asked to restore parts of this Gothic chair that dates back to 1480. Included in the restoration were the two acanthus leaf detailed finials , all 4 legs carved with repeated leaf detail and carving the detail on the top crest of the chair as accurately as possible, all carved in english oak. Once completed I was asked to hand carve a complete replica of the original as you can see below.
Capitals for Ballater Station, Balmoral Estate
I was tasked with carving 18 capitals in Poplar for Scottish Heritage to match the originals. They form part of a £3 million restoration of the Ballater Station on the on the Balmoral Estate. The capitals have fiddle scrolls and egg and dart moulding detail.
Restoration of Intricate Leaf Door Frames
I was recently tasked with restoring two Georgian door frames. The frames were in English oak and are situated in the library of a building near London where Sir Winston Churchill stayed during the war. The images below show new pieces that I applied and then re carved before polishing. You can clearly see the depth in the timber needed to get the detail and movement and make the leaves flow with a natural feel. I copied the original leaf work exactly which was a requirement for this intricate restoration.
University Library Resoration Project
I was commissioned by the Royal Holloway University to restore an egg and dart moulding and Acanthus leaf details within the university's library.