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19th Century Pair of Carved Flowers in the Gibbons Style

How we re-create what was missing out of thin air.

 
 

View 1
Our client came to us and asked, can you re-create the missing tops and restore them?




 

 

 


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  View 2
This is the pair to the "View 1" which also needs re-creation.







 

 


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  View 3
We start the process of filling out and re-creating the tops of the carvings by sketching a proposal that we send to our dear clients for approval.
 



 

 


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  View 4
Then from the sketch we cut out the profile in thick paper.







 
 


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  View 5
Then from the profile cut out, we sketch out the proposed carving in clay.





 


 


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  View 6
Once our sketches are complete, we mill out the Cheery wood and cut out the profile in Cherry.







 
 


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  View 7
This view shows some of the broken blades that were re-carved and reset.

 


 

 


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View 8
This view shows more of the damaged blades that were restored.



 


 

 


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  View 9
This view shows more blade restoration on the second piece.







 
 


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  View 10
This view shows one of the pair from the top down with its new carving in place.





 

 


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  View 11
This view shows the other pair with its new carving in place.  The angle of the shot makes the restoration look extremely elongated.






 
 


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  View 12
Here we have a straight on view of one of the carvings with all the pieces re-carved.  This angle shows the restoration in proper proportion.




 

 


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  View 13
Here we have a straight on view of the other carving with all the pieces re-carved.  Now that is some sweet carving ... out of thin air.






 
 


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  View 14
This view will come as soon as we go on site to North Carolina to photograph the pair in situ.

 


 

   

 

 


 
 
 
 

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