Project Info

Academy of Music Ballroom

John Canning & Co was the consultant for historic finish exposures and paint analysis, and was responsible for ornamental plaster fabrication, woodwork restoration, and all decorative painting, trompe l’oeil, and gilding throughout the ballroom.In replication of the original design scheme we referenced a 1860 photograph. Where we could not determine the original decoration or design , we created new decoration or design working in the established style.

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Top left is a Before picture, The bottom left is an Exposure of original decoration and after restoration is pictured on the right.
Artist at work on ceiling trompe l’oeil.

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