Having bought a very large and very fragile frame for a mirror in London, I now have the challenge of how to transport it. This is perhaps an even worse idea than carrying a large crystal chandelier as hand luggage.
I proceeded to cut the frame into four pieces using a tiny hacksaw. It was quite hard and required several rests along the way. I took the precaution of taping the fragile plaster but there were a few casualties and one corner will require reconstruction. I will now be gluing little pieces of gold plaster back in place before bubble wrapping. Of course the whole lot could end up in the bin if I’m not allowed to carry it as hand luggage.
This reminds me of the ten thousand pound ceiling rose we have in London. Many hours of indulgent and probably pointless work ahead I suspect!