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Antique Van Ingen Tiger rug, stages of complete restoration.
Very faded with bald patches
filling needed in mouth
Several claws missing
One of the bald patches
Work started: Re furring nose,eyebrows and ears. I use real fur as I think it creates a more realistic finish, truer to the original skin. The fur will need to be dyed to match.
The re dying process begins
The pelt is now looking more like it should
All bald patches refurred.
Any missing claws made and replaced
The head restored and completed
And here he is completed! What a handsome beast!... Foot note: this skin has been totally restored to look as fresh as the day he was originally done, but some people still like their pieces to look antique so the colouring would be applied to suit.
Lion restoration for Christopher Hodsoll antiques, before and after images.
Bald areas on nose.
lion and leopard rug restored for a London client: Christopher Hodsoll
Lioness rug has foot missing and red felt needs replacing
Rear foot missing on lioness
Rear foot hand made and replaced
Mr Bear owned by Sir Benjamin Slade of Maunsel House.
Mr Bear first arrives, he's completely bald all around his neck and all his claws are missing.
The rock needs attention too!
His gorgeous face all freshened up
All packed and ready to go home to Sir Ben at Maunsel House
Bertie Bear as he's now been named back home at Maunsel house.