Sarsden House, Oxfordshire. A charming country house (with attached church and Repton landscape). Beautifully restored a few years ago.

Sarsden House, Oxfordshire. A charming country house (with attached church and Repton landscape). Beautifully restored a few years ago.

The ‘Chez-Cup’ Cocktail Bar of the Regent Palace Hotel, Piccadilly. The 1930s interiors have recently been restored following extensive paint analysis that I carried out. You can see some images from the 1930s and the restored rooms here.

The ‘Chez-Cup’ Cocktail Bar of the Regent Palace Hotel, Piccadilly. The 1930s interiors have recently been restored following extensive paint analysis that I carried out. You can see some images from the 1930s and the restored rooms here.

An example of ‘layering’.

By all means make a paint scrape, but only once a cross section has been made for it is only then that you can see what you are looking at.

You can read more about this here.

Patrick Baty took this sample while working on the paint analysis of the Regent Palace Hotel in Piccadilly.

Gilded 18th century cornice.
Have just returned from a site meeting to assess the progress of the gilding in this important London house.
Although lavish, this house can carry it well.

Gilded 18th century cornice.

Have just returned from a site meeting to assess the progress of the gilding in this important London house.

Although lavish, this house can carry it well.

Georgian exterior painted 71 times.
300 years of history trapped in these layers of paint.
Read this account to see what Patrick Baty uncovered.

Georgian exterior painted 71 times.

300 years of history trapped in these layers of paint.

Read this account to see what Patrick Baty uncovered.

The recently re-painted arms on Dudley House, in London’s Park Lane.
 Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints was commissioned to carry out the heraldic research.
The coat of arms has nine quarterings, which represent some of the antecedents of the 1st Earl of Dudley.  It might seem a small thing, but the use of the wrong colour can tell the wrong story.  As it was, Patrick showed how the previous painting of the arms had misrepresented two families and he was able to correct this in his report, which gave the background to each of the nine families and their heraldry.

The recently re-painted arms on Dudley House, in London’s Park Lane.

Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints was commissioned to carry out the heraldic research.

The coat of arms has nine quarterings, which represent some of the antecedents of the 1st Earl of Dudley. It might seem a small thing, but the use of the wrong colour can tell the wrong story. As it was, Patrick showed how the previous painting of the arms had misrepresented two families and he was able to correct this in his report, which gave the background to each of the nine families and their heraldry.

A lovely lady.
A recent project sees me trying to establish whether these caryatids date from the 1860s building or from the 1920s rebuilding.
How has the painting of the flowers changed over the years and have she and her many sisters always been painted naturalistically?
Little were we to know that she would soon need replacing.

A lovely lady.

A recent project sees me trying to establish whether these caryatids date from the 1860s building or from the 1920s rebuilding.

How has the painting of the flowers changed over the years and have she and her many sisters always been painted naturalistically?

Little were we to know that she would soon need replacing.

Another view of the entrance hall in one of the most beautiful houses where I have advised on paint and colour.
The undressed room.

Another view of the entrance hall in one of the most beautiful houses where I have advised on paint and colour.

The undressed room.

The ‘pure’ decoration of an eighteenth century entrance hall.
One of my favourite projects.

The ‘pure’ decoration of an eighteenth century entrance hall.

One of my favourite projects.

Castletown Cox, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.
Perhaps one of the best run projects that  Patrick Baty has worked on.
See the Knot Garden

Castletown Cox, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

Perhaps one of the best run projects that Patrick Baty has worked on.

See the Knot Garden

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