Strawberry Hill Trust

Strawberry Hill Trust

Areas of work

Long gallery, Round room, Tribune, Beauclerk closet, main stair and external decorations.

Scope

Painting, gilding & conservation.

Strawberry Hill is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture.

The brief was to recreate the original highly decorative gilded schemes that Horace Warpole had spent many years creating himself before his death in the 1790s.

Approach

After extensive paint scrapings and analysis trials being carried we began to hand mixed colours to the original schemes. Using traditional techniques to apply Lead flatting to the ornate ceilings and woodwork inside. We used approximately two thousand books of 23.5 carat gold leaf to highlight the applied enrichments in the Long Gallery, Round Room and the Tribune.

We applied a traditional Limewash to all the external plasterwork to allow this striking building to breath once again.

This fantastic house is open to the public and is a must see for all enthusiast’s.


Gallery

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Details

Client
Strawberry Hill Trust
Architect
Inskip & Jenkins