• "The level of craftsmanship shown is amazing. How you can produce something of such quality from a simple lump of wood is beyond me"
    David Shiress, Design Manager
    Taylor Made Joinery Interiors, Suffolk
  • "Your work looks incredible. A special thanks to you for making us look brilliant for choosing you for the project"
    David Wick
    Owner of O.B.Williams
  • "...the incredible effort you and your talented staff put forth in the chair for His Holiness Pope John Paul II ...was well beyond our expectations"
    David Owen Tryba
    Architect
  • "I was truly impressed by the outstanding quality of the firm’s work and by Ian Agrell's enthusiasm and professional commitment"
    F. Carey Howlett
    Hermitage Foundation
Woodcarving of Romanesque ornament 12th Century.Hand carved by Agrell

California State Capitol Museum


VIDEO: This short video describes the companies philosophy and shows our work

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL, GRAND STAIRCASE

From 1976 to 1982, the California State Capitol building underwent a substantial $68 million restoration. The building was unsafe and in need of repair and it was also decided to restore it to is original 1906 appearance.  We were involved at a later date replacing damaged and lost elements to the main staircase - including the Californian Bear emblems you see in the photos.

The Grand staircases are also featured on the California State Capitol Museum virtual tour 

 

 

 

Woodcarving of the Californian bear - hand caved in mahogany for the State Capitol by Agrell Architectural Carving

Woodcarving of the Californian bear - hand caved in mahogany for the State Capitol by Agrell Architectural Carving