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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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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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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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