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Delightful arabesques painted in pastel colors on a soft blue ground form the chief decoration of this paneling - Detail.

Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810

petit Trianon - entresol et attique - Page 5

Grotesque decorative painting from Pallazzo Vecchio, Florence. See the ornamentalist.net for wonderful information on the form of decoration.

motif de dragon, peinture à la caséine avec ou sans patine

Pigmented clay plaster. No coat of paint can match the richness and depth of color that clay plaster provides. Combining ground clay and water with natural pigments, its the easiest of all plasters to apply.

1760 paneling, presbytery in Bagneux.France

Polychrome painted grotesques based on designs from classical antiquity enrich the walls in a room at the Villa Mansi, at Segromigno, Lucca; the Neoclassic period decoration completed in 1792

Cartouche door panel

Pompeiian Design for Paneling Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise, French