U.S. Treasury Building

The U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, DC: Historic restoration of decorative paint, trompe l’oeil, and gold leaf in a high-security environment

In the U.S. Treasury Building, John Canning & Company was responsible for the decorative paint restoration of the most ornately gilded surfaces in the Main Treasury Building. The scope included the re-gilding of the Cash Room and Northeast Dome. The project also included decorative paint restoration of the patinated railings in public stairwells and corridors.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Built: 1869

Architects/Designers: Robert Mills, Alfred B. Mullett, Ammi B. Young, Isaiah Rogers

Style: Neoclassical

 

U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark

Planning & Design Services

  • Consultation Services
  • Investigation of Historic Paint Materials
  • Interpretive Analysis

Restoration & Decoration Techniques

  • Decorative paint restoration
  • decorative and fine art conservation
  • Trompe l’ oeil
  • Gold leaf gilding

JOHN CANNING & COMPANY IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST HISTORICAL CONSERVATION STUDIOS IN THE U.S.