St Paul's Church pipe organ case in Deptford, London, by Griffin in 1745
The organ case was supplied by Thomas Griffin, a merchant, in around 1745. He worked alongside three other organ builders: John Byfield, Abraham Jordan and Richard Bridge (who built his masterpiece in Christ Church Spitalfields).
The new pipe organ with the 1745 organ case and front pipes, John Wellingham performs at the console. Picture courtesy of JB.
The carved musical trophy under restoration process: many layers of varnish were carefully removed from the precious mahogany. The varnish had effectively protected the wood for many years from exposure to air , dirt and soot.
Rebuilding of the double serpentine organ case made entirely of mahogany.