This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! Fabulous Victorian Ceiling Detail.
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This remarkable late 19th-century Aesthetic Movement ceiling in the Cohen-Bray House in Oakland, CA, combines five patterns printed on paper with paint banding, striping, and stenciling.
The 1884 Stick Style house contains 17 rooms, five fireplaces, ornate redwood paneling, original furnishings, stained glass, wallpapers, and carpeting. Due to the fragile condition of the interiors, it is now a study center for Victorian design, not a traditional museum house. Limited tours are available to the public. https://www.cohenbrayhouse.org/
The house retains original furniture in the Aesthetic style inspired by Charles Eastlake, author of the influential “Hints on Household Taste,” published in 1868. It was occupied until recently by descendants of its original owners. It is a rare intact Aesthetic Movement interior. It also has several rooms remodeled in the Craftsmen style after the damage from the 1906 earthquake.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” addresses interior finishes in detail — including floors, walls, ceilings, trim, and paint and paper.
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
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