The client of this property in Park Lane had created a new doorway next to the original entrance and asked us to create a canopy that match the one on the existing entrance. They originally asked us to create a Zinc Canopy and were surprised when we advised that the existing canopy was in fact in copper, but had an unusual grey hue, due to the white stone of the building and some other surrounding conditions.
Thus we recommended that in order to gain exactly the same green hue of the original canopy the new copper canopy should be created in the natural bright copper and allowed to age as the original had done to match it exactly.
In this case money was of no consequence, however, the pre-patinated copper would never have achieved exactly the same hue as the original, as it was certainly created in natural copper. (pre-patinated copper having only been on the market for approximately 30 years)
The concave shape of this canopy, created completely in the old traditional style to match the existing copper canopy. presented us with a commission to showcase our skill set. The works took about two weeks and the clients were exceptionally happy with their new entrance.