KASTEEL OUD POELGEEST – DRAKENZAAL
Poelgeesterweg 1, 2341 NM Oegstgeest
phase 1: architectural paint research & assessment of
phase 2: test panels & proposal
November 2012 – January 2013
phase 3: fine-tuning research results paint system
phase 4: research of the different original colours of the ceiling & supervising paint work ceiling
January 2015 – March 2015
phase 5: more research into de fine original decoration on the wooden panelling
july 2015 – August 2015
Architectural paint research, analysis of historic paint systems, feasibility test in order to reproduce the original 19th century paint system
Roos Keppler – main contractor, strategy, architectural paint research, paint sample analysis, supervision paint work
Annelies van Loon – paint sample microscopy & analysis
Annefloor Schlotter – architectural paint research
In the castle there is a beautiful 19th century hall called the ‘Drakenzaal’ (Dragon hall). In 2012 the castle underwent a major exterior renovation. This renovation is supervised by Flip Robers who is a conservation architect.
Part of the renovation will be the conservation of the Dragon hall. At the basis of the conservation lies a thorough research. Architectural Paint Research was done to determine the different paint phases and colours. Also a research into the condition and conservation treatment of the wall-hangings and the paintings by (Jacob de Wit 1695-1754) was formulated.
The conservation of the dragonhall will consist of the repainting of the wooden paneling and the stucco ceiling (reconstruction of the 19th century colour scheme) and restoration of the wallhangings, the paintings and the marble fireplace. This work will start in January 2015.