Parques de Sintra is currently undertaking repair work on the ceiling of the Lace Room in the Chalet of the Countess of Edla. As from March, this space shall be “open for works”, with the project due to remain ongoing through to late August 2017.
This “open for works” means visitors are not only able to observe the Lace Room, in this case from its doorway, but also to accompany progress in the repair work (as is the normal policy throughout all Parques de Sintra projects).
The intervention spans the following phases:
1st phase: removal of the remaining degraded pieces, stabilisation of the load structures, repositioning the batten, applying traditional quicklime mortar before a final finishing in plaster, completing and affixing the decorative coving;
2nd phase: reproduction of the decorative features in lime and natural pigment based paints.