This was an extremely challenging restoration project at a
architecturally significant mansion located in Lake Forest. Sharon took
molds from original cast glass acanthus leaves and door moldings to
initiate metal hot casting molds to be created and produced perfect
replicas of the originals. The door molding was silver leafed on the
reverse side to match the originals. The acanthus leaves that lined one
room above the crowm molding were
mirrored on the back.
She also coordinated other important aspects of the glass restoration,
subcontractig a telented wheel engraver to faithfully recreate glass
medallions and long strips of mirrored glass that framed larger
mirrors. She found another skilled artisan to recreate tiny fluer
de lis bevels that embellished many of these same mirrors.