Wallace Collection – Great Gallery


Client: Wallace Collection
Contractor: Coniston
Architect: Purcell
Location: London
Budget: £175k
Duration: 8 weeks
Category: Fibrous Plastering

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The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house which displays wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth centuries.  On 22nd October 2012 the Wallace Collection closed its doors on their biggest gallery for 18 months.   For the first time in 30 years the Great Gallery is undergoing a refurbishment including fitting a new glass ceiling.  The gallery reopened its doors to the public on the 19th September 2014.

Scope of works

Artisan Plastercraft were immensely proud to complete the new fibrous plastering decorative ceiling works consisting of Cornice, Cove, Beam Cases and enriched Oculi to the Great Gallery at The Wallace Collection in London.

The works consisted of diagonally curved lattice panelling hand crafted to the entire elliptical vaulted ceiling, along with decorative Oculi’s perfectly intersecting the vaults perimeter throwing increased light to the gallery artworks. The large panelled cove was again perfectly held at the base with a grand modillion block cornice. Intricately designed panelled beam cases were also formed at the highest level to interface harmoniously with the glass ceiling.

Photos © By kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London