US Treasury Building

Historic restoration of decorative paint, trompe l’oeil, and gold leaf performed by Canning Co. artisans in a high-security environment.


Restoration & conservation; decorative painting restoration; color matching and inpainting; gilding; glazing

In the U.S. Treasury Building, John Canning Co. restored the decorative paint on the 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, DC
Built: 1869
Original Architects/Designers: Robert Mills, Alfred B. Mullett, Ammi B. Young, Isaiah Rogers
Style: Neoclassical