Virginia State Capitol

Canning Co. entrusted with the restoration and conservation of Palladian-style statehouse designed by Thomas Jefferson.


Historic paint analysis; specialty contracting; decoration exposures and pattern documentation; architectural gilding; glazing; marbling; mural conservation; trompe l'oeil

For the Virginia State Capitol, John Canning Co. restored the historic decorative painting and gilding in the Chamber of the House of Delegates, Senate Chamber and the Rotunda. The Capitol’s design is attributed to Thomas Jefferson and it was completed in 1788, with east and west wings added in 1904.


Location: Richmond, VA
Built: 1788
Original Architect: Thomas Jefferson
Style: Early Republic, Palladian