Restoration of 19th century coat of arms. Mahogany.
This 19th century heraldic carving was badly damaged by a leaking drain pipe. Like the Devil’s Head, the top part was completely rotten and was only held together by the paint which gave me enough information to work from. I cut away the spongy wood until I had some solid and undamaged material which I could attach the new mahogany to for carving. It was then repainted, gilded and then had a lead hood put above to protect it.
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