|HISTORICAL CABLE HOUSE|
|GEORGE WASHINGTON SAVINGS BANK|
|MAYSLAKE PEABODY ESTATE, OAK BROOK|
|LINCOLN PARK WEST CONDO FOYER|
The CABLE HOUSE is a Richardsonian Romanesque design. Built in 1886 by the architects Cobb and Frost. The house was built for Ransom R. Cable, the president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway and Pacific Railway Company. Designated as a Chicago Landmark on October 2, 1991. The investment firm of Driehaus Capital Management, Inc. currently own and occupy the building.
The CHICAGO THEATER is a Beaux-Arts Classical Revival. Built in 1921 it was the very first of its kind in the nation and is the oldest surviving in Chicago. The sign and marquee serve as the unofficial emblem of the city. www.thechicagotheatre.com
The Richard Driehaus assignment was a multi facet project requiring several years to complete. The work of Renaissance and Baroque artists was researched extensively. Relying on Art Deco, Baroque and Louis Sullivan designs as Historical references, while incorporating personal sketches from nature studies, was able to transform the six bathrooms, entry foyer ceiling and the carriage house of this Mansion into unique timeless jewels.
Over 30 years of Fine Art education, training and exhibition experience in oils and watercolor. Interest in history and the decorative arts expanded experience to include historical stencil reproduction and design; ceiling murals influenced by Michelangelo and 18th century Baroque Master Tiepolo; reproduction of period rooms; Old World marbleizing techniques.
Upon this foundation CLASSICAL DECORATIVE ARTS was founded in 1992. Since its inception we have had commissions in both public and private venues as well in the United States and Europe. CLASSICAL is a lifetime member of the prestigious International Conference of Decorative Painters, also know as SALON and actively participates.
Service expertise include Renaissance and Baroque Ceiling Murals, reproduction of period rooms, historical stencil repair/reproduction, color and design, marbleizing in French and Italian Style, Furniture and wall gilding, atmospheric and decorative finishes, hand-painted and printed fabrics, color consultations.
“…I work with clients on an individual basis paying close attention to their specific needs regardless of scale. It is not unusual to be given small areas to transform into jewels”.
Understandably, not all assignments are as ambitious as those featured in this web portfolio, but surely you have just “the” area waiting to be transformed.
Cynthia, classical, Classical Decorative Arts, Borman, Cynthia Borman, faux, trompe l’oeil, Chicago Theatre, Pompeii, Louis Sullivan, stencils, Chicago stock exchange, Victorian. Richard Driehaus.
George Washington Savings Bank located in Orland Park, Illinois. Both outside and inside are true to the details of the late Georgian period.