Category : Conservation

Charleston Art & Antiques Forum
Mar 19th, 2012 | | Clubs and Societies | Conservation | No Comments

Charleston Art & Antiques Forum 2012

Billed as America's Premier Lecture Series, The Charleston Art & Antiques Forum for 2012 was held in the Old Courtroom at the Confederate Home and College at 23 Chalmers Street, Charleston, South Carolina, between...

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Souter Johhnie's Cottage
Feb 27th, 2012 | | Conservation | National Trust for Scotland | Portfolio | No Comments

Souter Johnnie’s Cottage

In 1789 Robert Burns was asked to produce a witch tale to accompany a picture of Alloway Kirk in the book Antiquities of Scotland. His response was a poem regarded by many as his masterpiece: Tam O'Shanter. The...

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Khadambi Asalache House - Hallway
Jul 19th, 2011 | | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | 6 Comments

575 Wandsworth Road

Entrance Hall 575 Wandsworth Road (the former home of Khadambi Asalache) must be one of the more extraordinary buildings that I have ever been asked to assist with. I vividly remember the impression made on me...

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18th century doorcase, photograph by Nathaniel Lloyd (ca. 1915-1933). Reproduced by permission of National Monuments Record
Jun 18th, 2011 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | 2 Comments

The Case of the Missing Doorcase

The Doorcase in July 1974 - Courtesy Hertfordshire County Council Every now and then I carry out work for no charge, especially when I believe strongly in the project and know that without it something will be lost. ...

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My final design for the soffit of the Great Gatehouse - now executed
Jun 10th, 2011 | | Conservation | Portfolio | 4 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – The Great Gatehouse

I was asked to prepare a colour scheme for the painting of the soffit of the Great Gatehouse at Hampton Court Palace (which can be seen in the centre of the above photograph). Introduction Towards the end of...

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Raby Castle Octagon Room
Jan 28th, 2011 | | Conservation | Private Houses | No Comments

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is situated near Staindrop in County Durham and is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. The Grade I listed building has opulent eighteenth and nineteenth century interiors inside a largely...

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Patrick Baty provided advice and colour matched samples for Richard Ireland's restoration of the Robert Adam schemes at Headfort House in Ireland
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Conservation | 1 Comment

Headfort House, Ireland

In the early 1770s Thomas Taylor, the first Earl of Headfort, commissioned Irish architect George Semple to build Headfort House. It was designed in a severe unadorned neoclassical style with an impressive scale and...

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Patrick Baty has colour-matched colours uncovered during paint investigations and advised on technical matters
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Conservation | 4 Comments

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, Kew

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage is an early example of a cottage orné, a rustic cottage built as a country retreat rather than as a residence. It was an ideal location for a modest retreat where the Queen and the...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to write an article for the World of Interiors magazine
Dec 11th, 2010 | | National Trust | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

In 2007 the World of Interiors magazine commissioned me to write an article on the interiors at Calke Abbey. My words were to accompany a set of wonderfully evocative photographs taken by Lucinda Lambton. One of...

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Patrick Baty examined the painted schemes applied to the surfaces in the Drawing Room and the Staircase of Brodie Castle
Dec 11th, 2010 | | National Trust for Scotland | 3 Comments

Brodie Castle, Moray

There have been Brodies at Brodie Castle for over 800 years. Parts of the present building are known to date from the 1560s although it is possible that earlier elements survive. Colen Campbell, the pioneering...

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