It was, in its way, a very charming room, with its high panelled wainscoting of olive-stained oak, its cream-coloured frieze and ceiling of raised plasterwork
, and its brickdust felt carpet strewn with silk, long-fringed Persian rugs.
designs are of the "Naturalistic School" and each individual feature would have been laboriously modelled by hand, nothing so easy as cheaper, repetitive mouldings.
If you live in a period property, and some of your decorative plasterwork
is damaged or missing, then Butcher Plasterworks
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When restored, visitors will be able to experience working stables as well as viewing the ornate wood and plasterwork
figure was commissioned from sculptor Sandy Stoddart 10 years ago and was one of four in the foyer of the Athenaeum in Nelson Mandela Place.
The 45-year-old is one of the country's few remaining 'fibrous' plasterers who specialises in restoring, repairing and renovating old plasterwork
Notable defects within the property include high moisture readings, damaged plasterwork
and evidence of black spot mould growth on numerous wall surfaces.
The slow drip, however, may go unnoticed for months or years, gradually saturating timbers and plasterwork
causing dry rot and disintegration of the plaster.
It remains today one of the least altered and finest remaining examples, boasting intricate plasterwork
ceilings and friezes, a magnificent carved oak staircase and the spectacular 136ft Long Gallery.
Following on from this, each day will consist of two half-day sessions of illustrated talks and practical demonstrations on brickwork, stonework, decorative plasterwork
and historic paint colours.
Enjoying southerly rural views to the front, the property offers spacious and flexible four-five bedroom accommodation, ornate plasterwork
, marble and cast iron fireplaces plus gas central heating.
No19 was formerly the Bishop's Palace with a three storey atrium and lavish plasterwork