Decorative Ceiling Roses & Cornices
Lancaster Painters Australia have many years of experience in decorating heritage ceiling roses and cornices. We are able to add a touch of style and romance to decorative and ornamental ceiling roses and cornices. Our vast range of decorative finishes include beautiful colour washes, broken colour effects, hand painted faux (fake) marbling and even gilding to add a touch of gold or silver. Featured above: Adelaide Town Hall decorative ceiling.
Featured Above: Highly decorated heritage ceiling roses and cornices. In the United Kingdom and Australia, a ceiling rose is a decorative element affixed to the ceiling from which a chandelier or light fitting is often suspended. They are typically round in shape and display a variety of ornamental designs. In modern British wiring setups, light fittings usually use loop-in ceiling roses, which also include the functionality of a junction box.
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Featured Above: Highly decorated heritage ceiling roses and decorative cornices in various heritage properties.
Symbology Of The Rose
The rose has symbolised secrecy since Roman times. Through its promise of secrecy, the rose, suspended above a meeting table, symbolises the freedom to speak plainly without repercussion. The physical carving of a rose on a ceiling was used for this purpose during the rule of England’s Tudor King Henry VIII and has over the centuries evolved into a standard item of domestic vernacular architecture, to such an extent that it now constitutes a term for the aforementioned circular device that conceals and comprises the wiring box for an overhead light fitting. In the photo featured above, we applied beautiful decorative finishes by hand to the ceiling roses and cornices in Kensington House. To see more photos and information, please click here.
Photo featured above: Beautifully decorated Northampton ceiling roses. For more photos and information, please click here. In the photo featured below, Gary Lancaster sensitively repairs and artistically repaints the water damaged cornices in “Auld Reekie” National Trust house in Melbourne, Victoria. To see more photos and information of this work, please click here.
Ceiling Roses & Cornices Projects
The slider above features heritage painting, decorating and reconstruction work to the water damaged cornices in Auld Reekie National Trust house in Melbourne, Victoria.
The slider of photos below showcases various decorative ceiling roses and cornices decorated in Kensington House in Adelaide, South Australia, and also in the Adelaide suburb of Kent Town. To see more photos with information of these projects, visit the projects listed below, which are only a portion of the decorative ceiling roses and cornices projects we have completed.
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Our Heritage Ceiling Roses & Cornice Projects
Here you can find just some of the heritage decorative ceiling roses and cornice projects that we have completed over the years. For your interest, we have included photos and information of the work.