This page contains some more pictures of the embellishments at the Empire after they have been restored by Restoration Associates and Battersby Ornamental. There are several of these pages, and other pages with construction and pre restoration photos. There is a link near the bottom of this page to the Restoration Associates website.
this bracket appears at the orchestra level near the rear of the theatre
The photograph above is a view from the orchestra level floor looking up at a bracket that was cast by Battersby Ornmntl. We removed an original piece that hangs under the first balcony and reproduced it in order to replace two that were missing. This ornament is 38" long x 14" high x 16" wide. I was assisted in casting and hanging these ornaments by my brother Richard. The gold leaf and powdered paints were applied by Restoration Associates (Cisi Jary and Pamela Rosser).
this mask is from the box seat area
The photo above is a bracket with a mask applied looking down into an orchestra level box seat area. This is an original ornament from 1914 that was underwater for awhile in 1921.
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