In the autumn of 2016, Brian Hall and members of the team from Hall Conservation were delighted to attend a reception to celebrate the reopening of the Queen’s House in Greenwich.
Widely known as the first Classical building in England, the Queen’s House had been closed for a major restoration and refurbishment lasting fourteen months.
Hall Conservation were asked to play a part in the restoration and were commissioned to investigate reinstating the original small finish to the famous Tulip Staircase. After many paint trials in our workshop, the magnificent staircase was restored.
The Queen’s House was designed by Inigo Jones and his original design features can still be seen inside including the self-supporting spiral Tulip Staircase, the perfect cube of the Great Hall, and the geometric patterns of the black and white marble flooring.
The Queen’s House has 22 rooms which contain over 450 works of art. It is open to the public.