Architecture / Interiors
Lime plaster, wood and gold leaf
Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)
Plasterwork ceiling. Plasterwork ceiling. Square and oblong coffered ceiling with squared ribs and arched coving. Ribs terminated at wall with ornamental corbels . Rib intersections ornamented with a variety of floral design bosses. Bosses painted and gilded. Bay window to west end of room with continuation of central rib and two intermediate ribs. Inset rebated panels with reduced coffer dimensions with gilded waterleaf embellishment.. All decorated with polychrome stencilling and gold leaf work. Edges of ribs have stopped chamfers. Room 1863 and decorative scheme thought to be of the same date and has been recovered and restored from previous overpainting.