Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fort Worth Club--antique mirrors

In November of 2005 I got a call from Gearheart Construction to look at a project at the Ft. Worth Club. There were two mirrors in the Camellia Room that needed repairs and also the walls needed some touch up as well. A local family was going to have a reception there for a wedding and wanted to spruce up the place.
There were a number of pieces broken and missing on the mirrors. The job was to replace those and finish to match the existing work.
Once I had gotten started I realized that I could use some help and called some friends to get the name of a good carver. Dean Cardwell showed up and did his magic. In the second photo you can see the substantial piece in the center that Dean fabricated.

After a lot of gluing, carving, casting, coloring, re-coloring and glazing they were finally done. To the right you can see one of the completed mirrors. Actually both are visible(second one in in reflection of first.) Done in time for wedding. The staff at the Club couldn't have been nicer especially Big Tony. Great experience all around.

1 comment:

  1. Great effort.. I must say the efforts should be appreciated. These works like antique mirrors works just become an added attraction to the beauty of a home.