The painters are priming the trim in M-111 (Nelly’s Back Room) and prepairing the trim for painting in M-112 (Nelly’s Best Room).
Olivier Dupont-Huin and Keith Forry continue to repair the suriviving Madison-era doors.
M-113 (Nelly’s Best Room Closet)
Keith Forry is patching and repairing the shelving in the closet before the masons move in to repair the plaster.
M-003 (1797 Cellar)
The masons have started to whitewash the walls in the 1797 cellar.
M-007 (Servants Hall)
Bill Bichell has installed the door frame in the new partition. This door frame appears to have originally been installed in circa 1764 and removed in circa 1845. While the original door frame has been lost, the design for the reconstructed frame was based on a surviving circa 1764 door frame also found in the cellar.
M-002 (North Wing Cellar Passage) and M-008 (South Wing Cellar Passage)
Olivier Dupont-Huin has constructed curved nailers to hold the wooden lath that is being installed under the stairs in the cellar passages.
The masons have whitewashed the four Portico columns. To replicate the original finish that was found on archaeological fragments, they are using three coats of a relatively thick whitewash to coat the columns. This coating will produce a smooth finish with visible brush marks.