December, 2010

Patrick Baty advised on the decoration at Boxted House
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 4 Comments

Boxted House, Essex

I could scarcely believe it when I received a telephone call from the new owners of Boxted House asking for assistance in the selection of paint colours. The house had previously belonged to my great uncle, Bobby...

Patrick Baty solved a paint problem in St Paul's Church, Mill Hill
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Institutions | Paint Technical | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Paul’s, Mill Hill

St Paul's, Mill Hill, was founded by William Wilberforce, anti-slavery movement leader and resident of Mill Hill. Patrick was asked to help solve a problem of flaking paint on the ceiling. The cause of the...

Patrick Baty has been commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of various elements. He has also advised on paint colour
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Hertford Street, Mayfair

The house is believed to have been completed shortly after 1768 by a bricklayer, Henry Holland and his architect son, also Henry. The first leaseholder was General John Burgoyne (1722-92), who commissioned Robert...

Patrick Baty prepared a specification of paint colours and finishes appropriate to the house
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | No Comments

Dr Johnson’s House

Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and came to London in 1737. He was commissioned to write the first comprehensive Dictionary of the English language in 1746. With the help of six assistants he compiled the...

Patrick Baty was asked to advise on appropriate decoration on this 18th century house in Harley Street
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | No Comments

Harley Street, London

Harley Street is a street in the...

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...

Fulham Palace - Courtyard
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Museums | Palaces | No Comments

Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace in Fulham, London, at one time the main residence of the Bishop of London, is of medieval origin. It was the country home of the Bishops of London from at least 11th century until 1975. I have...

Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the entrance hall in this late 18th century Dublin town house
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

50 North Great George’s Street, Dublin

North Great George's Street is one of the finest examples (apart from Henrietta Street) of a complete Georgian avenue. It was originally built as the focus to Belvedere House. I was commissioned to carry out...

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...

Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of an early 18th century house in Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Exterior | Private Houses | No Comments

Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster

I was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of a very interesting early 18th century house in Westminster. 71 individual decorative schemes were found on the exterior of the house and this helped date a...

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