Dean Coffey Memorial
Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
This marble memorial was erected in memory of Dean Nicholas Coffey a priest of St Patrick’s Cathedral who died in 1857. The marble and the gold gilded lettering had blackened with dirt and smoke soot over the years. When the memorial was removed from its original position it was detached and labelled using blue adhesive tape. The pieces of marble had remnants of plaster, paint and cement on the back and front side.
- Old blue adhesive tape and residue removed from marble
- Marble was cleaned in solution and rinsed
- Gold gilded letters were cleaned with cotton swabs
- Plaster residue softened and removed
Before and after treatments