For examples of our “brown wood” carving see our Cabinet Work and our Replicas pages.

The pictures below illustrate details of the stages involved in the restoration of a Chippendale style mirror.

Frame 1 shows two broken phoenix with wings and beak patched and carved.

In frames 2 and 3 we see Mark applying gesso, bole and gold leaf (the rather rich colours are caused by the camera flash).

Frame 4 shows one of the birds completed.