We restored this Wm Burges original Gothic over mantle or large shelf unit for the owner. It had originally hung in Burges's own bedroom at Tower House, and can be seen in original photographs.
We had to replace, recarve and regild virtually all of the columns and finials. Just take a look at the carved finial detailing below, that was carved from fresh, and is less than 5cm high! The whole piece had been gilded some 130 years ago, when it was made; the trickiest part of the restoration was to match the antiquing of the new additions exactly to the old, which we did perfectly. This was a real treat to work on a Burges original.