Results for "brunswick green"

Patrick Baty discovered that the blue colour found on the exterior joinery had been green
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | National Trust | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire was purchased, as a farm, in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, a widow. After serving in the First World War her son Major Lawrence Johnston took over the house and...

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Patrick Baty carried out paint analysis in this building
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Fife House, Brighton

Fife House was originally built in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt, as part of the Kemp Town estate. It was bought in the following year by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire. He had the property, on Lewes...

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Hill of Tarvit
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust for Scotland | No Comments

Hill of Tarvit, Cupar, Scotland

In the early 20th century the Scotstarvit estate, south of Cupar in Fife, was bought by Frederick Bower Sharp. The Sharp family had made their fortune in Dundee, where they manufactured jute products (including...

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Arnold Circus Bandstand
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Arnold Circus Bandstand

The Boundary Estate is a housing development, formally opened in 1900, in the East End of London. It is situated in the north western corner of Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and on the...

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Sir Isaac Newton
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Exterior | Paint Technical | Recent projects | 8 Comments

History seen in 300 years of paint

Sir Isaac Newton  It is often assumed that the main task of an architectural paint researcher is to identify the original colours employed in an historic building. Whilst this can be established if...

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Jul 10th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 5 Comments

The World of Mythical Colour

"A short time ago the artistic world discovered that on garden gates, farm fences, etc., there was a most lovely blue-green colour to be seen sometimes. This was Brunswick green in a state of dilapidation, and was...

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Nov 14th, 2009 | | Colour Services | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Geffrye Museum Update

A very brief post this time as I am currently working on a large number of projects. I hope to write some of these up in the future. Having carried out the analysis of the exterior paint at the Geffrye Museum...

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10 Downing Street
Jul 6th, 2009 | | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Some Thoughts on Front Doors (part 1)

Introduction Paint is used on external surfaces to provide: Protection, Decoration, or Identification …and very often it serves at least two out of three of these functions. Here it could be argued that all...

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