Thursday 8 February 2007

Global coverage needs safe hands - # 12

This is the last of the "mini series" on work at Ham House. Theo is an expert in restoration of leather. I was amazed to see his specialised electrically heated micro sized tools and to see his skills. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the decoration on the leather cover. 250 yrs ago these two globes were remarkable, hand-crafted, highly modern instruments gracing the library of one of England's most prestigious mansions. Of course there's more to the project, but for that you must visit the house yourself.


  1. Hey 'roon,

    Nice reportage in a way - love the colour and composition.

    Good luck with the project.


  2. Oh my! What fabulous work.
    Definitely next time I'm in the UK, I'm going to make a visit.

  3. Amazing patterns. Great to follow this restoration.