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Restoration of a damaged Coat of Arms

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013

The Coat of Arms from the Camden Council Coroners Office came to the workshop in a very poor condition, with cracked, loose and missing pieces of plaster ornament.

The gold had been covered with a dark and dull gold colour paint and elsewhere the colour had become very tired. 

The plasterwork was completely stabilised and missing pieces recast and reattached. The surface was filled and restored by conservator Claudia Fiocchetti. The colours were refreshed with bright enamel paint and the gold re-gilt with 23½ carat gold leaf in a high lustre finish.

All the work was overseen by Decorations Manager Chris Britain, but largely undertaken by Sophia, currently on work placement with Hare and Humphreys.