The church of St Kyneburgha is regarded as one of the top 100 churches in England and has been used as a place of worship since the 4th century. The grade 1 listed building contains Roman, Saxon and Norman stonework. The nave roof has 60 roof angels and other figures, some of whom hold medieval musical instruments.
Treske were commissioned to design choir stalls and rush seat benches to be sited under the famous Norman tower, but flexible and portable enough to be moved and used in the Chancel. A key feature of the design was to take the design of the medieval musical instruments – a Rebec, a Gittern (Lute), a Shawm and a Psaltery and carve them into the outside uprights of the choir stall ends. Treske then highlighted the instrument by using red paint to emphasise strings and holes, as well as pooling the inset carving in gold leaf. Four choir stalls and accompanying rush seat benches were made. The benches are in the same St Wilfrid style as the chairs made by Treske for earlier reorder.
For All Saints Church in North Lincolnshire Treske designed, made and installed nearly 220 side, arm and folding chairs, hymn book and Parish room cabinets including choir vestry cupboards and a historical wind instrument display, a specifically designed altar and one memorial book stand.
Treske designed and made 163 St Wilfrid chairs and armchairs, two Deacons’ chairs, one president’s chair, together with a lectern, six servers’ stools, six benches for the choir, four choir frontals and four choir readers.
Major good fortune enables Holy Trinity to undertake a complete reorder, including sanctuary, choir and nave furniture from Treske.