Tag : Sir John Soane

BS Bronze Greens
Jan 9th, 2016 | | Aesthetics | History | 8 Comments

Bronze Green

Geffrye Museum - Bronze Green door and Lead Colour balustrade The biggest problem with the naming of colour is the inevitable one of interpretation. Few more so than ‘Bronze Green’, which to some will conjure up...

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Thomas Parsons - French Grey
Jun 4th, 2012 | | Colour Ranges | 3 Comments

French Grey

An example of French Grey from a 1930s colour range There is only so much information that can be obtained by studying the layers of paint in a room: a) the colours used (obviously); b) the pigments employed -...

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18 St James's Square - Main Facade
Sep 26th, 2011 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

18 St James’s Square, London

King Street Facade - before History1 From 1727 to 1733 the newly built house on this site was occupied by Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, but Thomas Phillips retained the freehold until February 1733/4 when,...

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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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Sulby Park Door - Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis of this Soane-designed complex of buildings
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Sulby Park Farm, Northamptonshire

In 1792 Rene Payne of Welford employed Sir John Soane to design a house on land in the Parish of Sulby. The house, built in the Palladian style in 1793-95, was of two storeys with basement and attics. In 1810,...

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Patrick Baty has carried out various paint and colour tasks in The Sir John Soane's Museum
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

The Sir John Soane’s Museum

The architect Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. Soane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the north...

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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

The first stone of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, was laid by Charles II in 1682. The idea of a home for veteran soldiers was inspired by the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. 476 pensioners were admitted in 1689 and the...

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Soane Outbuildings
Oct 14th, 2010 | | Exterior | No Comments

Outbuildings to designs by Sir John Soane

Investigating, on a chilly autumn morning, the original colour scheme at a series of outbuildings designed by Sir John...

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