One of Lance's current conservation projects is this traditional overmantle mirror frame with ornate leaf compo decoration. He is in the prossess of repairing the frame in preparation for refinishing after which the mirror can be refitted.
Pictures of the final result will be uploaded on completion.
The mirror was sent in after a faulty fixing caused it to fall from the wall. This is a common occurance with older paintings and Lance is always happy to check fixings and cables or panneling to ensure safety and prevent future damage - one of the main aims of conservation.
Here we can see the end result - the repaired central decoration blended seamlessly with the original compo, a prime example of a succesful conservation.
Lance's latest project was this vibrant pastel picture , which he was asked to make a suitable frame for.
In order to compliment a picture such as this, a bright gold leaf was used alongside a subtle watercolour wash line- helping to bring out similiar tones within the work.
Above you can see the finished product, click here for a step by step of how this impressive result was achieved.
This year Lance has restored a number of oil paintings and frames for Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Last year he completed the gilding of Jonathan Clarke's sculpture for Chichester Cathedral. Pictures of the sculpture in pieces and now assembled in the cathedral, see below.
To see more of Jonathan Clarke's work please follow this link: www.jonathanclarke.co.uk
Lancelot Sheldrick counts a number of Cambridge Colleges and museums amongst his client base.
He has restored all the portraits in St Catherine's College's dining hall. He has worked for the National River and Rowing Museum and National Rugby Museum as well as Letchworth Garden City Museum.
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Gilding of Jonathan Clarke sculptures and carving of limewood gilt Georgian style frame.
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