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1931 South Front
Jul 11th, 2016 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Trent Park (part two)

Trent Park in 1903 (this is the south front, in spite of the label). Country Life, February 21st (Continued from part one) In 1909, just a few years after carrying out major work on Trent Park, Francis Augustus...

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Aviary
Feb 1st, 2015 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

The Aviary, Dropmore Park

Barbara Jones. The Aviary, Dropmore, Buckinghamshire. Lithograph, 1971 Dropmore House is a large detached late eighteenth century mansion which stands in its own estate of 220 acres. It is located in the Thames...

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Stowe Repairs
Apr 12th, 2013 | | Paint Technical | 17 Comments

Lime Plaster and Subsequent Decoration

Dublin Plasterwork - with thanks to Richard Ireland The re-appearance of lime as a building product during the last twenty or so years has clearly brought many advantages especially in the restoration of historical...

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Stowe House, North Hall ceiling
Jan 24th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – North Hall

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) Stowe - North Hall 1921 A Brief History of the North Hall and its Decoration1 The conventional wisdom is that the North Hall is probably the oldest and one of the...

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Stowe - Blue Room c1870
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – Blue Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Blue Room in ca.1870 Brief history of the Blue Room and its decoration1 To the east of the Large Library is the Blue Room. The name comes from the panels...

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Stowe - State Dining Room - Frieze
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – State Dining Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The State Dining Room 1921 Brief history of the State Dining Room and its decoration1 This room is 75 feet by 25 feet (23m x 8m) and is located to the west of the...

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Stowe - Drawing Room - Joseph Nash watercolour
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – State Drawing Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The State Drawing Room in 1921 Brief history of the State Drawing Room and its decoration1 From the rebuilding of 1774 until 1922 this room was known as the State...

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Stowe - Queen's Temple - Front Elevation
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | 2 Comments

Stowe – Queen’s Temple

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Queen's Temple Brief history of the Queen's Temple and its decoration1 The Queen's Temple was originally designed by James Gibbs and built during 1742-48. ...

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Stowe - Library Ceiling
Jan 6th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | 2 Comments

Stowe – Large Library

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Large Library in ca. 1894 Brief history of the Large Library and its decoration1 The Library is 75 feet (23 m) by 25 feet (7.6 m), and is located to the east...

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Stowe - Music Room - Grotesques & Arabesques
Jan 6th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – Music Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Music Room in 1905 Brief history of the Music Room and its decoration1 The room was built as a pair with the Temple Room to the east of the Marble Saloon. It...

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