Bespoke decorative plasterwork ceiling for a C17 property in North Yorkshire.

We are currently working on an exciting bespoke decorative plaster-work project for a North Yorkshire home that was originally built in 1626. Steeped in history, apparently Mary Queen of Scots visited, the house has since undergone many alterations, additions and restorations - most notably by Charles Elsey in 1875. Our customer is keen to reintroduce decorative plaster-work that fits the house period well.

After a few consultations with Catherine and craftsman Ben, we presented a ceiling design for the 'posh' lounge. A huge expanse of ceiling area will be broken up with low-relief strap-work with bosses and pendants that will effectively break up the space and divide it into segments and panels around 2 decorative bosses designed to hold the lighting for the room. Using Acanthus leaf designs to sit at the intersections of the elegant moldings, this balanced design is Jacobean in pattern and a nod to the 16 Century origins of the building.

Photos show our current progress and we start fitting the ceiling this week. We look forward to posting further photos of the job as we complete the work over the next few months.


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