Bids open for bespoke screen to raise funds for Lincoln Cathedral

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A locally-crafted bespoke screen, modelled on the nave of Lincoln Cathedral, is to be auctioned in order to raise funds for the maintenance of the city’s iconic attraction.

Nationally acclaimed kitchen and furniture company Chiselwood has committed over 80 hours in order to produce the decorative screen, which will be auctioned at a Magna Carta Dinner at the cathedral on June 5.

The team at Saxilby-based Chiselwood cabinet makers have used exceptional skill to hand carve and hand cut the frame and the base.

The intricate screen, which is currently on display at the cathedral until the dinner, measures 7 feet high and 4 feet wide.

The decorative screen is now on display at Lincoln Cathedral.

The decorative screen is now on display at Lincoln Cathedral.

The screen was originally inspired by a brief from a client who married in the Cathedral many years ago and who wanted a unique room divider for their multi-million pound new house project in the South of England.

It is made from Pippy Oak with the actual screen being painted. It was then laser cut using the latest technology following designs by Chiselwood Founder and Design Director, Martin Holliday.

The intricate design was laser cut.

The intricate design was laser cut.

A Chiselwood spokesperson said: “This unique screen is on display in the Cathedral until the Magna Carta Dinner and would provide a stunning focal point in a number of residential and commercial environments including formal entrance, function room or private residence or to create a bespoke backdrop in a high end gallery.”

Tickets for the dinner are now sold out, however people can still take part in the auction segment and bids are now open.

People wishing to find out more can contact the Events Manager Lincoln Cathedral via [email protected], or call 01522 561606.

Read more about Chiselwood in Lincolnshire Business magazine, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary.