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CLA Members Toured Behind the Scenes

CLA Members Toured Behind the Scenes

It was our great pleasure to open the doors of Wheathills Farm to host an event on behalf of CLA Midlands.

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If you can imagine it - we can create it

If you can imagine it - we can create it

‘Our memories are treasured, our experiences are cherished, and our emotions are intimate; it is only our imagination that can recreate many of our precious moments.’

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Spirit of the Game

Spirit of the Game

The story of the making of a sculptured artwork commemorating and encapsulating the essence of the 2017 Royal Shrovetide Football Match.

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Macmillan Fundraising Event at The Goodwood Estate

Macmillan Fundraising Event at The Goodwood Estate

The Duke of Richmond and Gordon has kindly given his permission to host an annual Macmillan Clay Pigeon Shoot at the beautiful Goodwood Estate and Wheathills is proud to support this year’s event.

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Kent and East Sussex Pullman Train

Kent and East Sussex Pullman Train

Wheathills has been commissioned to restore the marquetry damaged by the water ingress and to create show panels for fundraising to enable the full restoration of this wonderful example of a Pullman train.

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Wheathills take micro-marquetry to the extreme

Wheathills take micro-marquetry to the extreme

Breathe steadily, hold a stabilised grip and bring ceaseless patience – these are just some of the qualities that the Wheathills craftspeople apply every single day to create the most exquisite artwork for their clients using micro-marquetry.

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Wheathills Ensure Safe Delivery from Sotheby’s to Outer Hebrides

Wheathills Ensure Safe Delivery from Sotheby’s to Outer Hebrides

Family-run firm, Wheathills recently made a very special journey from Sotheby's to the Isle of Harris to deliver a painting by Marc Chagall.

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Wheathills Took the Blues out of Chicago

Wheathills Took the Blues out of Chicago

Wheathills recently showcased half a million pounds worth of hand-crafted memory boxes at an exclusive event in Chicago – and boy did they love it.

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Wheathills go on Chicago Adventure

Wheathills go on Chicago Adventure

Wheathills are set to dazzle the high society of Chicago when they cross the Atlantic later this month to showcase their work.

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Preserving Family History

Preserving Family History

A careful blend of conservation and restoration was employed by Wheathills to bring back to life a fascinating but fragile cabinet.

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National Trust Maintenance

National Trust Maintenance

During 2018 Wheathills undertook subtle conservation work at one of the National Trust’s smallest buildings, The Priest House, situated at Easton on the Hill, near Stamford.

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The Key to Breathing New Life into an Old Piece of Furniture

The Key to Breathing New Life into an Old Piece of Furniture

When a client enquired of us what to do with her beloved but played-out rosewood piano we found the perfect solution.

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Eagles Over Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

Eagles Over Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

We are very proud to have been commissioned to create a meaningful addition to the Amhuinnsuidhe art gallery, situated on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

What Goes Up Must Come Down

National Trust property Woolsthorpe Manor is one of Wheathills’ longstanding maintenance projects. Once home to Sir Isaac Newton, its C17th former farmyard building is now used as a science centre where children can explore the principles of gravity.

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End Game in Sight for Shrovetide Sculpture

End Game in Sight for Shrovetide Sculpture

Our workshops are bustling with a team of craftsmen busily creating the various components of the eagerly awaited Dr Dallas Burston Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Match sculpture.

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Our Quantum Leap

Our Quantum Leap

Wheathills is privileged to enjoy the patronage of many celebrities and so we were delighted when asked to create one of our legendary memory boxes to celebrate the 80th birthday of a famous American tv producer and screenwriter.

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A Nine Walnut Coat Stand

A Nine Walnut Coat Stand

The love of trees, the rising sun and a full moonlight reflection to be expressed in the design of a coat stand was an unusual brief indeed.

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Historic Kitchen Remains

Historic Kitchen Remains

The kitchens at Tattershall Castle were destroyed by Cromwell when perhaps a simple complaint to the chef would have sufficed!

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Shrovetide Sculpture and the Ashbourne Community

Shrovetide Sculpture and the Ashbourne Community

One of the greatest honours for any Ashbournian is being invited to herald the official start to the fabulous annual Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Game.

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A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and the notion of a harbinger of spring are perfect partners. They are themes that blend harmoniously and have inspired a micro-marquetry design on a tiny trinket box.

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The Brighton Belle

The Brighton Belle

The Brighton Belle is the only one of its kind in the world; it is the source of countless fond memories for many travellers. Wheathills has been charged with providing restoration expertise in the repair and replacement of marquetry panels.

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Tattershall Castle Moat Bridge

Tattershall Castle Moat Bridge

We have successfully completed the restoration of a third moat bridge at Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire.

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New Look Website

New Look Website

Wheathills has developed a new website with the kind support and guidance of our past and present clients. The new website offers insight into our services and our skills but also reflects the special ethos of Wheathills.

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Art Within Art

Art Within Art

Wheathills was posed with an interesting and challenging artistic dilemma, when a client asked us to frame a Royal Arts Academy picture which is painted on both sides of its translucent canvas.

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Patek-Philippe Presentation Box

Patek-Philippe Presentation Box

The importance of packaging, when presenting a valuable object, is most vital for it adds a heightened dimension to the experience of both giving and receiving the gift.

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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

If you thought that giraffes can’t dance, prepare to be disabused! Apparently they can and to prove it we were asked to create a memory box inlaid with a dancing giraffe entwined within the client’s monogram.

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A Proposal of Marriage

A Proposal of Marriage

A Memory Box created in Butt Walnut, banded in Ziricote and strung in Boxwood. The front is decorated with a pair of hearts with a lovely sentiment beneath.

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St. Leonard's Church

St. Leonard's Church

Here is where you are able to enjoy the story of the proposed St Leonards furniture so far. You can follow their creation and if you wish join in with the debate.

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Five-hundred-year-old timber re-discovered.

Five-hundred-year-old timber re-discovered.

Cabinet makers at Wheathills breathe new life into an ancient piece of timber to create a striking handmade mirror.

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The Marquetry Gloriana Box

The Marquetry Gloriana Box

Wheathills create Memory Box for Lord Sterling, the creator of the Royal Barge Gloriana

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