Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses


Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses The soft shine of wooden boards, worn and gappy The molten lusterof mahogany or worn silver the curiosity of tricorn hat boxes or a fragment of Spitalfields silk portraits whose owners might once have lived here Would they have believed that these houses would standyears later Time has imbued all these things with unforgettable patinanot only in museums, but evenin old Georgian houses still lived in and loved The majority of these extraordinary dwellings began as ordinary terrace houses, built to a pattern, often in pairs or small groups Clusters exist in the East End of London in Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Mile End They are mostly Grade II listed, and their owners put up with the bone curdling cold of winter howling through gaps, with mending and color matching, patching and piecing And among them are some unrepentantly furnished with th and st century modern, finding poetic harmony across the centuries

  • (Englisch)
  • Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses
  • Philippa Stockley
  • 09 October 2019
  • 1910258415

About the Author: Philippa Stockley

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