2012

Woodrow High House
Jun 2nd, 2012 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | 16 Comments

Woodrow High House, Buckinghamshire

The central block with later wings Woodrow High House (formerly Woodside House), near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, was built in the 17th century. During the English Civil War (1642–1651) Oliver Cromwell,...

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Sherlock-holmes-and-magnifying-glass - Credit Nisheeth
Apr 7th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 3 Comments

The Paint Detective

It was having given my recent talk at the Charleston Art & Antique Forum, in South Carolina, that I was prompted to illustrate here just how effective properly-executed paint analysis can be. What follows is a...

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The Charlton Works
Apr 7th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | 3 Comments

Orr’s Zinc White

John Bryson Orr (1840-1933) Inventor of Orr's Zinc White John Bryson Orr had devoted himself to the search for a satisfactory white pigment and a sound practical method of producing it commercially. Nearing...

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Bristol Beaufighter © 404 Squadron R.C.A.F.
Mar 20th, 2012 | | Colour Services | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This machine is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at RAF Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944. The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply...

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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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The Bathroom
Feb 18th, 2012 | | Aesthetics | History | 1 Comment

The 1930s House (2)

This is the second part of a look at the changing tastes of the 1930s. Part One can be seen here. In this we learnt that the images came from a work published in 1935 by a large paint company, Pinchin Johnson &...

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The Living Room
Feb 18th, 2012 | | Aesthetics | History | 1 Comment

The 1930s House (1)

The Hall These images come from a work published in 1935 by a large paint company, Pinchin, Johnson & Co. It was entitled: New Rooms for Old. Some helpful designs and details for transforming the ordinary interior...

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Tennyson House
Feb 17th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Tennyson House, Twickenham

Montpelier Row, Twickenham, faces east over Marble Hill Park. The houses were built in about 1721 by a retired naval officer Captain John Gray, who seems to have acquired sufficient prize money to invest it in land...

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Holborn Viaduct - Presentation Watercolour
Feb 1st, 2012 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | 1 Comment

Holborn Viaduct

Holborn Viaduct © Jen Westcott Holborn Viaduct (Farringdon Street Bidge) is a bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it (which forms part of the A40 road). It links Holborn, via Holborn Circus,...

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