Chatterton Lacework has developed a new lacework design, known as the Small Clover. This is a unique Australian design dating back to the Victorian period of 1850-1880. It is most suitable for verandahs and features a bull nose design as it is a very shallow design. Many designs are very deep and unsuitable for verandahs with a 1.9m – 2m clearance.
It is a design that fits perfectly underneath the clover key frieze. A design that fits in between timber, with the small clover design fitting below.
This design is also noticeable on Victorian terraces on the top level, as they only have a clearance from the ground of around two metres.
There is also a larger design of the Clover design lace with larger corners and lacework 250 mm. Matching balustrades is often used to compliment the lacework. These design’s could be the V30, V6 or the V10 design’s, although other design’s could be used that are more common to the area.
It is interesting to note that many designs of balustrade are only found in very specific areas. For instance some balustrade panels found in northern Queensland and parts of South Australia are not found anywhere else, unless they have been copied.