The condition of the original wrought iron panels was extremely poor with some of the leafwork missing completely.
Two of the water leaves are missing from the right-hand side of the panel and these had to be replicated from the opposite hand leaves removed from the panel during the restoration process.
Pure iron was used for the new leaves (see panel above) in order to make them distinguishable as new to any future restorer.
The newly restored panels with their full compliment of decorative embellishments now look as they would have done when they were first made. The panels were gilded in-house to reveal and showcase the fine workmanship exhibited by these important and historic panels.