Mentmore, or Mentmore Towers, is a Neo-Renaissance house in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. It takes its name from the village in which it stands, and from its numerous towers and pinnacles. It was built 1852-4 by Sir Joseph Paxton and G.H. Stokes for Baron Mayer de Rothschild.
I was commissioned to produce a set of proposals for an analysis of the painted surfaces. Unfortunately it appears that the future of the house is uncertain.
My company Papers and Paints has subsequently supplied specially matched paint for a number of the interiors.
Mentmore has appeared in a number of films, most recently the facade can be seen in the opening moments of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (the interior however was filmed at Elveden).
A 1930s film clip showing a fox hunt gathering in front of Mentmore:
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