This winter we are starting full conservation treatment of the interior decoration of The Gold Room (Music Room) in Grade I Listed Manor in Lincolnshire.
The Gold Room – one of the finest in the Manor is richly decorated with very elaborate and highly decorative Rococo style panelling. The Rococo panelling is enhanced by the Baroque cornice.
The ceiling painting, according to Pevsner, is most likely the work of John Gregory Crace who was the fourth generation of a very creative family of decorators. Our conservation treatment of the ceiling is to be completed by the end of December 2017. Interestingly, we are working on two Crece decorative schemes at the moment.
The Crace company worked on Houses of Parliament, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Chatsworth House, amongst other great country houses.
The elongated quatrefoil flower set with a diamond in the background to the cove and upper panels is a Gothic motif, based on a A. W. N. Pugin design. It was often used by Crace in wallpaper and became known as the Crace Diape.