Redisplaying the Houfe Memorial Chairs

Houfe chair detail with birds

In a damp cupboard in a little old North Yorkshire church, sat two dusty chairs…   In 2015 we received a letter expressing deep concern about the whereabouts of a pair of chairs which had been donated by an ancestor of the letter writer. She had been to Allerton Mauleverer church and not seen the […]

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Decorative Wooden Bannister

Wooden banister finial (post-conservation cleaning)

  The staircase at Goddards House was designed by architect Walter Brierly in the Arts and Crafts style. It is wooden and has a highly decorative banister, complete with finials, which, over the one hundred years of use, has accumulated a deep layer of dirt. This grime is the consequence of various hands using the banister […]

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