Our restoration of a Marian Retable.
As restoration work progressed, an old photograph came to light, showing that the Retable had been decorated with figures of angels.
One can just see on the photo above right, evidence of a pencil mark and some holes where the angels had once sat!
We were able to borrow a set of angels from a nearby reredos, (also by Giles Gilbert Scott) and make replicas of these to replace some of the missing originals.
On first glance, it appeared that the pinkish brown on the back of the apses was bare plaster work.
However, this was found to be paint which had been applied to match the stone of the 1970's reredos.
Once removed, it revealed an ornate decorative scheme to the central apse.
Lewis and Lewis
is a Catholic family run business: specialising in statue restoration, and church interior projects.
Jeanette is a professional sculptor/fine artist and designer; husband David is a traditional upholsterer/technician.
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