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Latimeria Summerhouse (Peony Garden Gazebo) restoration project for Winterthur Museum, Delaware

At first glance and from a distance, the Peony Garden Gazebo appeared fine. Up close, it was all too evident that its delicate lattice-work was deteriorating, and the intricate roof structure was failing. Reproducing all the replacement parts, especially the roof structure, was no mean task: No two pieces, anywhere, measured the same. As each piece was dismantled, it had to be measured, documented, photographed, and then templates made to reproduce and reconstruct the structure in its existing location.