Restoring historic interiors requires a certain delicacy and the Conservancy’s talented staff of historic conservators has the experience and refined skills required to tackle the most intricate details. From early colonial to art deco, the Conservancy’s team will successfully execute your interior project.

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Glen Foerd Art Gallery Ceiling Restoration

5001 Grant Ave.
Philadelphia, PA. 19114

The Conservancy was retained to restore the ceiling panels at the Glen Foerd Art Gallery. Failing paint was removed while adhering to strict lead removal guidelines, then, areas needing plaster repairs were patched to ensure a smooth surface for paint application. The existing historic paint colors were carefully replicated to ensure the historic color scheme remained. Once matched, the ceiling panels were primed and painted using two coats of 100% acrylic paint. The Beaux Arts ceiling has sky blue panel interiors bordered by gold bolection mouldings. A cream, flat plaster border further separates it from the cornice and the gold dentil and leaf mouldings that define the coffered glass ceiling. The Conservancy’s work has restored this ceiling’s beauty.