Decorative Painting & Gilding
Cliveden Pagoda – National Trust Garden Cliveden
Cliveden Pagoda, decoration recreated to that found through paint analysis from an early 20th century scheme
The Cliveden Pagoda sits in the water gardens at Cliveden House. It was redecorated to a scheme from the early 1900’s which was believed to have been applied shortly after the Pagoda’s arrival in the gardens.
The scheme involved designing and painting the polychrome and gilded decoration running under the roof edges, painting trompe l’oeil fluting on the columns and gilding and glazing the balusters, handrail, lantern and the sea monster which sits on the roof finial.
Work continued the following year when the lead roofs were re-gilded and painted.
Cliveden Pagoda showing decoration under the eaves of the roof
Gilded and painted roof and sea monster on the Cliveden Pagoda