Author Archive | Ian Wall

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Restoration of a Warwick Trading Company Bioscope with reproduction external magazine

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CAMERA The camera is a Warwick Trading Company Bioscope made C.1900 It has external magazines which were soon updated to be internal on newer cameras as that gave more protection. The lens was a still camera type lens before lenses were made specifically for Kine Cameras. The Warwick Trading Company’s Joseph […]

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Marquetry Mouldings by Richard Higgins

There is a small group of very fine late 17th century bracket clocks by various important makers that used cases made by a 1 or more closely linked Huguenot makers. Arguably they could have all come from the same workshop or indeed even from the same maker. They follow very much the form of case […]

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Restoration of a walnut What-Not

What-nots The What-not is essentially a set of shelves supported by corner posts or side columns and on castors to make it mobile. It seems to have appeared towards the late 18th century and gained popularity during the Victorian era for displaying a variety of ornaments, objects, curiosities, books and papers. They were usually constructed […]

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Hugh Haley, BAFRA Accredited member, nominated for award

BAFRA Accredited member, Hugh Haley has been nominated for an award in The Heritage Angel Awards. The Heritage Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage. The awards were founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2011 and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. This year Wales is […]

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Chippendale at Newby Hall near Ripon

Newby Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire is the home of Richard & Lucinda Compton. Richard’s ancestor, William Weddell, engaged Robert Adam to redesign the Hall interiors to provide a backdrop for his extensive Grand Tour acquisitions in the late 18C. Thomas Chippendale was commission to provide the furniture, including the fabulous Tapestry Room chairs, […]

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Restoration Report for the Grand masters Throne and a pair of Wardens chairs

Restoration Report for the grand masters throne and a pair of wardens chairs property of the Uniyed Grand Lodge of England by Ray Dudman   The report was prepared by Ray Dudman, an Accredited member of BAFRA Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd – Carving & Gilding Specialist  

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The Routine Care of Historic Furniture and Fixed Woodwork in Churches Advice Note prepared by the Regional Furniture Society in association with BAFRA (British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association) and The Churches Conservation Trust, January 2009.

The Routine Care of Historic Furniture and Fixed

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RESTORATION REPORT FOR THE GRAND MASTER’S THRONE AND A PAIR OF WARDEN’S CHAIRS PROPERTY OFTHE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND By Ray Dudman a BAFRA Accredited Member

Restoration Report for the grand masters throne and a pair of wardens chairs property of the Uniyed Grand Lodge of England by Ray Dudman   Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd – Carving & Gilding Specialist

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