Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
John Canning & Co.’s work involved restoration of several rooms, including the Renaissance Revival library and the dining room of this Second Empire style house.
Location: Norwalk, CT
Built: Circa 1864
Original Architect: Detlief Lienau
Style: Renaissance-Second Empire
Status: National Historic Landmark
- Investigation of Historic Materials: Plaster, Woodwork, and Paint
- Scientific and Interpretive Analysis
- Pain Exposures
- Color Matching
- Pattern Documentation
- Conditions Assessment
- Treatment Report and Documentation
- Ornamental and Flat Plaster Repair
- Replication of Mold and Casting
- Plaster Patching and Infill
- Veneer Plastering
- Plaster Restoration, Consolidation, and Reattachment
- Faux Marbling and Wood Graining
- Architectural Gilding
Completed in 1868, the Lockwood Mathews Mansion is a very early and exceptionally fine Second Empire style house and is now a National Historic Landmark. Our work involved restoration of several rooms, including the Renaissance Revival library, originally designed by New York designer, Leon Marcotte, and the dining room, originally designed by the Herter Brothers.
We conserved, repaired, restored architectural boiserie (featuring water gilding and inlays of rosewood, walnut, maple, satinwood, bronze, mother-of-pearl, and enamel painting) and wood finishes, ornamental plaster, decorative painting, oil and water gilding.
1993 Merit Award – Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation