Historic paint studies have revealed extensive decorative paint patterns in the historic Wyoming Supreme Court Chamber. This spectacular room, complete with an ornate stained-glass laylight in the ceiling, two-story windows, and a second-floor balcony will become the Capitol’s largest public meeting room.
The project team is investigating the costs to restore the original decorative paint in the Historic Supreme Court Chamber, as well as in other portions of the 1888 section of the building. The 1917 decorative paint schemes will be showcased in the Senate and House Chambers.
The trompe l’oeil pattern discovered dates back to 1888. This style of painting is a technique that creates an optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
While on top of two-story scaffolding, a historic paint expert carefully removed several layers of paint to reveal the 1888 pattern.
The trompe l’oeil pattern discovered dates back to 1888.
This historic paint pattern almost reaches the Capitol attic.