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.
John Canning Co.’s expertise in plaster repair and restoration was essential for the successful restoration of Hulihe’e plaster-over-lava-rock construction.
John Canning Co. traveled to Hawaii to restore the historic Islamic stencil decoration at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures.
John Canning Co. provided decorative painting replication services for both wood and plaster surfaces at a private residence in New Hampshire.
John Canning Co. provided ornamental plastering for the ceilings and walls at a private Boston residence by creating plaster molds and castings.
John Canning Company created new ornate decorative finishes and murals for a private residence in Brookline, Massachusetts.
John Canning Co. served as a specialty trade contractor to restore murals, ornamental plaster, gilding, decorative finishes and floor at The Cosmos Club.
John Canning Co. collaborated with Governor and Mrs. Manchin to create new designs and scenic paintings for multiple rooms in the Governor's residence.
John Canning Co. conserved and restored several spaces in the French Consulate in NYC including all surfaces in the West Room, East Room, and Gallery.