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Coalbrookdale Fruit, Vine and Bird Bench

The team at Ironart restored this 1860’s cast iron bench, essentially putting back together the various pieces in which the bench had arrived and making replica components to achieve a sympathetic restoration. The images below show the condition of the parts as they arrived to us and the bench once the requested works had been completed.

The back was in three or four pieces, lugs were missing and adjoining screws had been snapped off, as had the backs of the main legs and stem. New replica nuts were made to attach new threads and repair the legs, and the back pieces were welded with nickel iron rods with all welding being carved into the pattern.