Scagliola Night Sky

This highly artistic plaster alternative to Pierre Dure or Pietra Dura is an art form in its own right

Create simple and ornate Columns, Column Bases, Column Plinths, Column Capitals, Pilasters, Pilaster Bases and Capitals, Architectural Mouldings, Friezes, Architraves, Skirtings, Cornices, decorative Friezes, Table tops and decorative objects, Walls and low traffic flooring.

Scagliola can trick they eye into thinking we are faced with rare marbles such as Giallo Antico, Giallo Sienna, Breccias, Brocatello or Fior di Pesco, then onto the semi-precious versions of Lapis LazuliMalachite and Red Jasper to name a few.

This versatile material can also be inlaid, much like the technique of Pietre Dure to stunning effect.

Objects such as trays, candelabras, objets d'art. Even table tops and Pompei'esque Wall Panels can be crafted to the clients specification. 

Often considered to be the 'poor man's' Pierre Dure (Pietre Dura) this craft however, is in a class of its own.


Product Specifications:

Bespoke: Yes
Finishes: Custom, Handmade, Matte, Polished, Waxed

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More about Scagliola:

Although closely related to Pietra Dura, Scagliogla is a complex art form in its own right. Batches of pigmented plaster, often mimicking natural stone, are inlaid and built up to produce complex pictures.

Ancient Roman artists used Scagliola, but it reached its zenith in 17th Century Italy as a key element of baroque decorations. Architects such as Robert Adam then brought the technique to the golden age of English country houses, using Scagliola as the finish for columns and other architectural elements.

De Ferranti offers access to the few highly skilled craftsmen still working in this medium. Ideal for decorating large areas of walls, floors and columns, Scagliola can also be used for small commissions such as tabletops and wall panels.

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