Murals

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A Buying Guide to murals and other decorative paintings for architectural restoration and renovation projects; specialties include figurative painting, trompe l'oeil and faux finishes.

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Enkeboll Designs

Manufacturer of architectural woodcarvings: moldings, corbels, columns, capitals, moldings, arches, panels, mantels, onlays & more; over 1,000 items produced from North American hardwoods; $50 catalog refundable upon first order; since 1956.

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Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.

Creator, conservator & restorer of decorative painting: stained & art glass; ornamental plaster work & ceilings; gilding; murals, mosaics & statuary; for public & religious buildings; since 1889.

The complex decorative stenciled patterns of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue of Philadelphia, PA, executed on fabric, were cleaned and conserved by Canning Studios, whose artisans also in- painted and duplicated patterns in adjacent areas. Photo: courtesy of Canning Studios

John Canning & Company

Decorative Painting -- European-trained master painter heads studio: major projects all across the country; restoration & new commissions.