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Scagliola & Marbling

Scagliola, a plaster imitation of marble, invented in Italy by Guido Sassi in the early 17th century, though was not perfected until the 18th century, using various mix of coloured plasters. Marbling is the imitation of marble by painting and has been practised for many centuries.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Scagliola & Marbling
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Since 1873. Campbell Smith & Co have decorated, conserved and restored the finest interiors. Our craftspeople are highly skilled in historic decorative techniques and expert in the application of distempers, flat oil paints, lime wash, French polishing, gilding, stencilling, trompe l’oeil, marbling and graining. We undertake architectural paint research, materials analysis and provide consultancy on all aspects of historic decorative finishes. During the past 145 years, we have retained a comprehensive archive on over 12,000 projects which uniquely informs our work and is an invaluable resource for clients. Award-winning advice can be provided on colour and interior design.
Hare & Humphreys
156-158 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8EU
Tel 020 7833 8806 Fax 020 7837 3650
Hare & Humphreys, established in 1987, are conservators specialising in decorating and gilding. They can advise on the causes of decoration deterioration and to write specifications for the conservation or restoration of historic interiors, as well as carry out condition surveys, historic buildings reports and historic paint analysis. Advice is available on appropriate systems for redecoration and a design service for colour schemes, wall coverings, fabrics and specialist artwork, with a team of French polishers, fibrous plasterers, joiners and other historic building craftsmen and conservators.
Hayles & Howe Limited, Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP Telephone 0117 972 7200 Fax 0117 971 2232 Website:
The Scagliola Company, Chapeltown Business Centre 231 Chapeltown Road Leeds LS7 3DX Telephone 0113 2626 811 Fax 0113 2625 448