Historic private residences converted for other uses still retain the architectural art, historic murals, and decorative painting that was prized when they were built.
It is our privilege to participate in the renovation of historic properties throughout the country. Working with all periods of decoration, we use traditional methods and materials to conserve and restore original design.
Our new design schemes draw from that knowledge and are often inspired by artists like the Herter Brothers, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and William McPherson.
Canning Co.’s expertise in plaster repair and restoration was essential for the successful restoration and repair of Hulihe’e plaster-over-lava-rock construction.
John Canning Co. traveled to Hawaii to restore the phenomenally intricate, historic Islamic stencil decoration at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures where protecting against the environmental stresses of oceanfront moisture, salt, and wind were factored into our solutions.
Canning Co. designers created new decoration schemes for wood and plaster surfaces in this New Hampshire residence that included replicating the acanthus leaf frieze with grisaille painted decoration.
Canning Co. designed and fabricated ornamental and flat plaster for ceilings and walls in this Boston home.
New design schemes and murals were created by Canning Co. for this opulent private home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Canning Co. scheduled all trades and performed specialty contracting to conserve and restore fine-art murals, ornamental plaster, gilding, decorative finishes and the parquet floor of the ornately decorated Cosmos Club ballroom in Washington, DC.At the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, John Canning Co. applied traditional gold-leaf and metal-leaf gilding and glazes on 500,000 linear feet of historic architectural elements.
Canning Co. collaborated with Governor and Mrs. Manchin to create new designs and scenic paintings for the Drawing Room, State Dining Room, and Library at the West Virginia Governor’s residence.
This elegant Fifth Avenue Italianate residence became home to the French Consulate in 1942. Great care has been taken to preserve the historic decoration and ornamental plaster details.