In 1720 the Baroque Octagon Room was constructed at Orleans House. George I, George II and Queen Caroline all dined under the amazing gilded ceiling in the 1720’s. The original Orleans House that once adjoined the Octagon was demolished in 1926 but thankfully the room itself was saved and preserved.
Hare & Humphreys conducted the interior restoration including the decoration and gilding. The gilding process was a painstaking labour of love, as it needed to be conducted in a dust free environment to get the best results. The colours where hand mixed on site and adjusted to suit findings from paint analysis. The hand carved chandelier was designed, carved and gilded in house and was based on meticulous research in to similar carved and gilded chandeliers of the period.