Coalbrookdale umbrella stand restoration

Martin has just put the finishing touches to this elaborate Coalbrookdale cast iron umbrella stand.  This piece came to us for restoration from an enthusiast who has a collection of Coalbrookdale items and catalogues.

The umbrella stand was thoroughly cleaned of all the old layers of paint, and inspected for cracks and damage. There was a section of decorative cast iron missing and Martin formed a replica piece out of a reclaimed cast iron railing bar. This cast iron umbrella stand dates back to the mid 1860’s and Martin thinks it’s one of the crispest, cleanest examples of cast iron we have worked on to date here at Ironart.

The pale colour finish shown here in these pictures is just a primer as the final paint finish will be applied by the customer himself. If you are lucky enough to own an historic cast iron umbrella stand and would like to talk to us about restoration options, we’re really happy to help.