Orleans House Gallery, Octagon Room
The Octagon Room is a key work by James Gibbs (1682-1754), the leading British architect of the 1720s; built as a room for entertainment and dining, it was set apart from the country house it was designed to serve and which was later demolished. Insall has undertaken key repairs to the building fabric, restored the missing urns to the parapet and replaced the nob. And now, after preparation of a Conservation Plan, we are implementing comprehensive proposals for further repair and improvements as part of a major programme of reconstruction of the adjoining galleries by Kaner Olette Architects. This will involve a new decorative scheme following detailed paint interrogations as well as new environmental controls, lighting and replacements for a missing chandelier and oil painting.
London Borough of Richmond