18th Century Style Decorative Mirror and Ornaments Ensemble

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In our project pages we have

  • mouldings and ornaments
  • exquisite patinas
  • a mouldmaking service
  • painted copies and originals
  • beautifully sculpted frames
  • and rather a lot more….
If you didn’t know….
In our project pages we have

  • mouldings and ornaments
  • exquisite patinas
  • a mouldmaking service
  • painted copies and originals
  • beautifully sculpted frames
  • and rather a lot more….
Project

For this project, the client desired sculpted ornamentation for an entire room.

The work consisted of five main parts –

  • the adaptation of an 18th Century Decorative Mirror
  • the fabrication of an extension to the 18th Century Decorative Mirror
  • the fabrication of six 18th Century Style Decorative Chimney Ornaments
  • the fabrication of eight 18th Century Style Decorative Frame ornaments
  • the adaptation of one 18th Century Style Decorative Door Ornament.
The Work
  • sculpting elements in wax
  • sculpting elements in plastiline
  • making silicone and fibreglass reinforced moulds
  • casting in plaster
  • casting in polyurethane
  • fabricating originals, copies and adaptations
  • finishing and painting
  • installation

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Follow how we mould, cast and then adapt an 18th C mirror frame to create a new frame

Fabrication Of An Extension To The 18th Century Decorative Mirror

See how we created an extension to the 18th C decorative mirror

The Making Of The 18 C Style Mirror & Ornaments Ensemble

Fabrication Of Six 18th Century Decorative Chimney Ornaments

Here we create different decorative ornaments and mouldings in an 18th C style

Fabrication Of Eight 18th Century Decorative Frame Ornaments

A brief outline of how we fabricate original 18th C style wall ornaments

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Door Ornament

Follow the ways in which we sculpt and mould and cast an 18 C style decorative door ornament for double sliding doors

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Follow how we mould, cast and then adapt an 18th C mirror frame to create a new frame

Fabrication Of An Extension To The 18th Century Decorative Mirror

See how we created an extension to the 18th C decorative mirror

Fabrication Of Six 18th Century Decorative Chimney Ornaments

Here we create different decorative ornaments and mouldings in an 18th C style

Fabrication Of Eight 18th Century Decorative Frame Ornaments

A brief outline of how we fabricate original 18th C style wall ornaments

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Door Ornament

Follow the ways in which we sculpt and mould and cast an 18 C style decorative door ornament for double sliding doors

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Adaptation Of An 18th C Dutch Chinoiserie Style Decorative Mirror

This mirror was adapted after an original 18th Century Decorative Mirror which consisted of a main lower mirror and a portion of a top main chimney ornament. It had a curved base and was missing decorative elements.

To start a moulded copy of the original frame was created; the moulds were made with silicone rubber and fibre reinforced plaster shells. The copy of the original mirror frame was cast in plaster.

Using the elements of the cast copy, the base of the mirror was adapted to fit the mantle of the chimney in the new interior where it was to be installed. The original mirror was designed to fit a curved mantel, where as the new chimney had a flat mantel.

Over time, the original mirror had lost pieces of ornamentation. These missing elements were re-sculpted using historic photographs of the complete mirror for reference. The missing elements included part of the mirrors central ornament, as well as a variety of smaller ornamental details throughout the mirror. These missing ornaments were sculpted in plasticine and wax onto the moulded copy. New moulds were then made with silicone rubber, plaster and fibres. The final casting was done in polyurethane.

Fabrication Of An Extension To The 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Fabrication Of An Extension To The 18th Century Decorative Mirror

Fabrication Of An Extension To 18th C Style Decorative Mirror

This was an addition requested by the client. The elements used to create this frame were based directly on the original mirror as well as a piece of the main chimney ornament that was in the interior where the original mirror was displayed. The client had a piece of the original ornament, though a significant portion was missing. A moulded copy of the fragment was made. Based on historical photographs, we completed this ornament and incorporated it into the extension of the frame and the chimney moulding.
The frame was sculpted with wax and plaster elements from the moulded copy of the mirror. Moulds were made with silicone rubber, plaster and fibres.
The frame was cast in polyurethane.

Once the final mirror was installed it was painted with gold paint.

Fabrication Of An Extension To 18th C Style Decorative Mirror

Fabrication Of Six 18th Century Decorative Chimney Ornaments

Fabrication Of Six 18th Century Decorative Chimney Ornaments

Six 18th Century Decorative Chimney Ornaments

For this interior the client desired three different original 18th Century Stlye Chimney ornaments. The ornaments were sculpted in wax and plastiline. Moulds were made with silicone rubber, plaster and fibers. And castings were done in polyurethane.

Once installed, the ornaments were painted with gold paint.

Fabrication Of Eight 18th Century Decorative Frame Ornaments

Fabrication Of Eight 18th Century Decorative Frame Ornaments

The client possessed two frames and wished to have eight original 18th C style ornaments created, complimenting the aesthetic of the original frames, to complete the decorative moulding surrounding them.

Four ornaments were sculpted in wax. Moulds were made with silicone rubber, plaster and fibres. Eight castings were made in polyurethane.

Once the ornaments were installed, they were painted with gold paint.

Eight 18th Century Decorative Frame Ornaments

The client possessed two frames and wished to have eight original 18th C style ornaments created, complimenting the aesthetic of the original frames, to complete the decorative moulding surrounding them.

Four ornaments were sculpted in wax. Moulds were made with silicone rubber, plaster and fibres. Eight castings were made in polyurethane.

Once the ornaments were installed, they were painted with gold paint.

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Door Ornament

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Door Ornament

Adaptation Of An 18th Century Decorative Door Ornament

To complete the ornamentation of the room, an original 18th Century Style Decorative Floral Door Ornament was created. The rocaille was adapted after a similar ornament displayed elsewhere in the house. The floral decoration around the rocaille was adapted after floral ornaments from other existing ornaments.

The ornament was sculpted in wax. A mould was made using silicone rubber, plaster and fibres. The ornament was cast in polyurethane.

Once installed, the ornament was painted with oil paint and gold paint.

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