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Pale ‘Sienna’ Scagliola Column

One of our authentically made 18th Century style Scagliola Tuscan columns in pale Sienna, the hollow structure applied with lathes on to which is applied the Scagliola paste made in the just the same way as it was in the 18th Century.

Scagliola, from the Italian scaglia, meaning “chips”, is a technique for producing stucco columns, sculptures and other architectural elements that resemble inlays in marble and semi-precious stones. Emerging in 17th-century Tuscany as an effective substitute for costly marble inlays, Sienna Scagliola was used extensively in the decoration of churches and palaces where it was prized for its richness and warmth. 

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