Working with a local interior design and fitting company, the commission in Gosforth, Newcastle was to create within a newly built home, the effect of a built in Georgian interior from brand new mahogany fittings including bookcases and panelling. The client had researched his project in the V&A archives and was fulfilling a long term ambition to create a beautiful panelled study/private consultancy room faithful to this ‘golden age’ of quality craftsmanship.
The commission included the blending in of fittings to match bespoke cabinetwork made elsewhere, reproducing finishing techniques already used. It entailed an extensive process which included bleaching, staining, ageing, and traditional shellac hand polished finishes. This included the staircase, swirl mahogany panelling, architrave, windows and entrance door.
The floor was in English Oak, handworked, distressed, stained and fumed to give an aged appearance, sympathetic to the desire of the client.