Carlos Rodrigues has worked on some significant items of the Government House Collection over the past few years. Most recently, Carlos and his team have restored 5 banquettes (originating in the 1860’s) to their original design. This was a long and considered process – sourcing fabric, filling (horse hair) cord and tassles to ensure their integrity with original – and then, the actual construction works. Carlos spent many months hand working the items to be finished to the high standard required. The items are now housed within the Ballroom at Government House and their design complements the overall style of the room. Carlos has a pride in his work – he is considerate and attentive and the works produced are of high quality. – Dayn Cooper | Estate Manager, Government House Sydney