French Consulate, New York City

 

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.

SCOPE

Historic paint analysis; plaster conditions analysis; large-scale mock-ups; decorative painting; decorative finishes; general painting


John Canning Co. conserved and restored several spaces in the historic French Consulate in NYC.

Work on the upper Fifth Avenue Italianate interior began with a paint and plaster analysis and conditions report with full scale mock-ups of selected designs.

Damaged plaster was repaired and new finishes were installed on all surfaces in the West Room, East Room, Stairwell, and Gallery. 


BUILDING FACTS

Location: New York, NY
Built: 1926
Architect: A. Stewart Walker & Leon N. Gillette
Style: Italianate