The books 12 volumes in total were first published in 1813 by Edward Gibbons and depict the rise and fall of the Roman Empire so these will fit in very nicely with items that yet have to be added.
Above the books sits a hand carved quartz pyramid built by civilisations for thousands of years and at one point the largest structures on earth what makes this one a Little more special is that its carved from welsh quartz.
I'm still adding and moving items around in this room so i guess some may not be in the places that i originally showed you to start with. Also in this photo you can just about make out the mirrors mounted in the top and sides of the wall opposite the mounted seal.
The seal had an inscription written on vellum which was attached to the back, I took the decision to remove the piece of vellum from the back of the seal for two reasons. The first was that i could not mount the seal into the wall so it was removable after various attempts i decided that it was to precarious and the chance of it falling onto the hard floor would only damage it even further.The other reason which i guess not everyone will agree on is that i wish for the seal to permanently stay with this piece of work this is why i took the decision to mount it permanently so its not removable.
The inscription on the vellum will still accompany the seal to its new home and will be placed in a secret compartment which has already been constructed into the cabinet.
Finally i hope you all enjoyed your New Year celebrations and your heads are not feeling too sore this morning!! Best wishes to all of you for a Happy and hopefully creative 2014. Tony.