MAY 2014 NEWS – OAK DISPLAY FRAME

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Cheslyn Hay Roll of Honour

Surrey Antiques have recently finished designing and making a modern oak display frame, to house brass plaques commemorating local men who went to fight for King and Country in the First World War.

The original brass plaques from Cheslyn Hay Parish Council were removed from display due to concerns over theft.  These were then placed out of view and neglected, but with the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I approaching it was decided to give them a new lease of life.

Oak Display Frame

After careful restoration the plaques were mounted under glass in a polished oak frame with hand cut dovetailed corners, each plaque suspended from the backboard to appear as if floating within the frame.

Our client was delighted with the finished product after we had given a secure and very modern solution whilst maintaining all the historic importance of the original plaques.