Restoring Coventry Coat of Arms-for the Old Court Rooms Coventry
I renovated this Coventry Coat of Arms, again it was a commission from a friend of ours Rob, who had his own business fitting unique ornate coving and other interesting architectural plaster work such as ‘light roses’ etc. Rob give me some very interesting commissions and restorations work that he would come across on the various jobs he would undertake. This Coventry Coat of Arms was commissioned via Rob, who in turn had the work from a builder who was restoring the Old Court Rooms in Coventry City Centre. You can see from the original pictures that the Coat of Arms was broken in half. The original clay work had to be done from pictures I researched from other examples of the Coventry Coat of Arms, the horse was researched from anatomical drawings by such artists as Stubbs. The second challenge was to restore the paint work.
The Coventry Coat of Arms in Situ at the Old Court Room Coventry City Centre.
Fitted into place at the Old Court House, right next door to Coventry Cathedral.
In this picture, below, we can see the original dirty colour of the Coventry Coat of Arms and the join where I have sculptured the horse that was broken away.
You can see the line that the break takes and the restoration to the shield being put in place before the mould was taken.