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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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