Above are a sequence of photographs taken during the carving and gilding of one of the Carlton House Trophies for the Windsor Castle fire restoration. This is the most prestigious and challenging project Paul Ferguson has undertaken. Illustrated is one of six panels that are attached to one of the pairs of doors in the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.Just one small leaf was rescued from the devastation of the fire. This is circled on the initial photograph and is incorporated into the new panel. The final photograph shows the group of six panels decorating this pair of doors. At the request of one of the Royal Family, Paul was asked to sign the carving. It is now the only panel of the set signed by the carver.
The Carlton House Trophies are a set of 38 carved and gilded panels that decorate the doors in the drawing rooms at Windsor Castle. They were removed from Carlton House before it was demolished in 1829 and installed in Windsor Castle, hence their name.
THE PAUL FERGUSON WORKSHOP
FINE WOOD CARVING & GILDING Ltd