St Nicholas Priory, Exeter
Recreation of painted panelled scheme in the parlour,
using traditional methods

Recreation of Painted Panelling
Panelling with Original Decoration

The parlour at St Nicolas Priory has been refurbished as a wealthy gentry house of 1602 with decorated panelling in its parlour. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum has two sections of panelling with original decoration from another 16th century town house nearby. The paint analysis from these was used as a basis for deciding which materials and pigments to use in redecorating the reinstalled panelling at the Priory. Paints were mixed using linseed oil and pigments and the original panels were used as a reference for colour and the style of the painted decoration.

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