John Carter Brown Chapel Processional Cross

St. George’s School, Middletown, Rhode Island. This Processional Cross is a stunning blend of craftsmanship and intricate artistry. Handcrafted with brass metal, wood, and adorned with gold plated brass and miniature oil paintings, this cross stands as a symbol of tradition and spirituality. Passed down through generations, it has weathered the test of time. Commissioning us to rebuild and reinforce the entire assembly ensures that this exquisite piece will be cherished by future generations, continuing to inspire and uplift all who behold it. At Newmans, Ltd., we take pride in preserving the legacy of such remarkable artifacts.

St. George's Peaslee Cross During Treatment. Made of silver, gold plate, brass, wood, oil paint, lead.

Disassembling the cross.

This is a closeup of the Peaslee Processional Cross before restoration.

St. George's Peaslee Processional Cross during restoration

Preparing the cross for resoldering

Anchoring the cross on the soldering board.

The video slideshow tells the Processional Cross’ history and the details of the restoration. As you will see, the cross’ soldered joints had broken, the mineature paintings had become dirty, and the surface finish was dull and lacked highlights.

You can see more of our restoration work at