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Painted ceilings from 16th and 17th century properties

A technical paper commissioned in collaboration with AOC Archaeology providing information on a collection of painted ceilings from 16th and 17th century properties. 

This paper combines art history, timber provenance and dendrochronology to provide an invaluable resource adding to our knowledge of painted ceilings and the evolution of painting styles in a wider European context.

Timbers from five buildings in our care were studied, along with timber from a further two properties.


  • Audiences

    Researchers, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    14 March 2017

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Research and Study Report

  • Author(s)

    Anne Crone



    Michael Bath



    Michael Pearce



  • Format(s)

  • Language

    English

  • Subjects

    Archaeology, Architecture


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Research Report: The dendrochronology and art history of sample of 16th and 17th century painted ceilings