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Georgian Fireplace Restoration

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This Georgian fireplace was salvaged from a local reclamation yard. As can be seen there was very little remaining of the original decoration and what was there was in extremely poor condition. In addition, the woodwork was also in poor condition and with parts missing.

Filers finer finishes were able to sympathetically restore the fireplace to it's original beautiful self. Where possible traditional methods were used (gesso and composition) along with the help of some modern techniques (laser profiling). It was a long, delicate and detailed process but the end result speaks for itself - it is unlikely that you would find a fireplace this detailed and beautiful in a modern fireplace showroom.

Below we have shown some of the details involved in this restoration project.

If you have a fireplace you would like restored or you would like a reproduction fireplace built to a certain design then please contact us for an informal discussion of your requirements.

Consolidation woodwork

The mantle was repaired with new wood along the front edge o both top and bottom


New bolection mouldings were cut by hand using a hand cut steel scraper made to the original profile.


The new moulding in situ


New pedstal tops were turned to replace the missing ones

Re-instatement of decorative composition:
Further details to follow
Filers Finer Finishes Workshop is located within ARC Reclamation in Steep Marsh near Liss.

07976 886484
Unit 1
Upper Downgate Farm
Sandy Lane
Steep Marsh
GU32 2BG
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We have an excellent team of designers and artists so please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to accomodate them.

"If you can conceive it then we can probably achieve it."