BAFRA Conservation award 2010 entry. 'Best Spread of Skills' award.
The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association this year held a competition for associate members. A bare oak panel was given with a basic design of 2 circular and 6 quatrefoil shaped apertures, to be decorated in a chosen style from a particular period in furniture history.
The panel below being influenced by Victorian gothic with the addition of engraved and silvered plaques influenced by late 18th century silvered clock dials. Incorporating a variety of skills including turning, carving, gilding, hand-engraving, metalworking, etc.
Despite a 'last minute' decision to enter and several late nights, the piece was only just finished in time in its present form. Although the initial plan was to create a triptych. Prizes were divided into categories, this piece won 'Best Spread of Skills' category.