This is my last post for 2020. It was a busy year for me. Very, very busy in fact, which made it impossible to complete everything I had on the go. Not that I am complaining, it's always good to be busy at work, particularly when it's doing work that you love.
There seems to be an increase in restoring old pieces. People are taking an interest in Antiques for a variety of different reasons. I just love restoring old pieces, and seeing the look on the clients face!
I remember restoring an old "Prayer desk" for a Church. When I delivered the desk, the Rector called me to one side, and asked me quietly to be honest with him. He wanted to know if I had made a new Prayer Desk rather than going to the effort of restoring the old one. He just couldn't believe how different the finished piece looked, from the old broken one he had delivered to my premises.
Next year I plan to chat about some interesting jobs that I completed in 2020, plus some more restorations that I am currently working on.
Below are just a few examples of some of the items I have worked on this year.
The photo above shows a redesigned and carved organ shade, that I made for an organ kept in clients private home. The two photos below show the front and back of the original organ pipe shades that were fitted to the organ. As you can see the carving on the front is very poor quality, and the manner is which they were held together at the back was even worse.
The two photos below show restoration taking place on a pipe organ at Trinity College.
The following two photos show example of carving on small items, and production carving as part of larger piece of furniture.