|As we remove the latex we are able to see some of the ceiling|
|This shows the size of the frieze|
|Fine artistry is evident|
|Can you believe ANYONE would do this, much less someone 'claiming' to be a decorator?|
So after some careful removals of the latex we know more than we did. 1.) The ceiling was treated to a blue sky treatment. 2.) There was circular floral band of smaller delicate flowers about 3 1/2 feet in. and 3.) There was a center plaster ceiling medallion that was 26 inches across. 4) There was a chair rail at 34 inches and a small border of flowers above and below it. 5.) The wall below the chair rail was painted a darker green color
Now we have to decide how best to proceed. We maybe have 20 percent of the ceiling paint intact and the thought is to conserve it, and in paint the rest. We will reinstall the chair rail and restore the floral design, re-gild the small hanging rail and lastly try to find what we think would be compatible ceiling medallion in the same size. At least we have a conservation plan.