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Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

The breakfast room underwent structural repairs in early 2013.  At that time the lath and plaster in the ceiling was consolidated and ornamental plaster was restored. Ian Hodkinson, Emeritus Professor of Art Conservation, worked to investigate and determine the original decorative scheme of the room.  Through his research, he discovered 11 layers of paint and wallpaper on the breakfast room walls and identified the o
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