CARVING

 

Wherever possible we will try to use traditional methods of reproduction using similar wood to the objects in hand. It is very important to us to create these carvings in a style appropriate to the period of the piece, producing an holistic repair for the object in question.

Over the years we have worked on a variety of carved objects including Grinling Gibbons’s highly ornate carvings at Kensington Palace, Adam architectural elements, Kent frames and furniture and more modern Arts and crafts objects.

In February 2021, following a two year conservation project, we reinstated the Grinling Gibbons carvings in the Orangery at Kensington Palace, a short video about the work, made by Historic England, can be viewed on youtube: https://youtu.be/tcanNw9DzgI

We also undertake frame reproduction, lettering and sample pieces as public engagement objects.

Carving missing sections
Carving missing sections
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Replacement carving for state bed
Replacement carving for state bed
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Cutting in the "white" before gilding
Cutting in the "white" before gilding
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Before Conservation
Before Conservation
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Newly carved chair stretcher before gilding
Newly carved chair stretcher before gilding
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Finished and upholstered
Finished and upholstered
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Before with missing apron
Before with missing apron
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The original design was found
The original design was found
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Newly carved and gilded apron
Newly carved and gilded apron
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Replacement section of Grinling Gibbons
Replacement section of Grinling Gibbons
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Stages of carving to gilding
Stages of carving to gilding
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The stages of carving sample boards
The stages of carving sample boards
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