The lantern after gilding.

I am underpainting the design in yellow before I apply the gold leaf.

The Pagoda was originally made for the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle, and was brought to Cliveden in 1900 to be a centrepiece in the highly fashionable Chinese garden.

The work was carried out in association with Huning Decorations. More information is available on the National Trust web site.

The restored Pagoda in an autumnal setting.