*** Jacobean Plaster Conservation

This large house in Cornwall had been empty for a number of years, with some areas in a bad state of repair. It is unique to us in that it has ornate plasterwork from the 1600’s through to early Victorian schemes.

There were two main rooms with the early Jacobean plaster. One had a repeat frieze of a sea monster wrapping around the room. On further investigation it was discovered that the room used to have a barrel vault ceiling. Following the one surviving end of the barrel, we re-instated the ceiling in lime plaster onto oak lath.

Other work included continuing a Jacobean scheme of cornice, frieze and hanging rail around a room. Repairs to other decorative ceilings, and new cornice work.

Repaired plasterwork

Cleaned and Repaired Plasterwork

Before cleaning

Before Cleaning

New ornate ceiling

New Ornate Plaster Ceiling

Bedroom cornice

Lime Plaster Cornice Run In-Situ