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plaster samples w Plaster samples such as this one were mounted on wood, shown to clients who  then selected the ones they liked best. Artisans travelled far with samples ,showing their work....

Not a great picture , but glorious plaster embellishments for this trummeau above a doorway .' Tout est dans son jus ' the poetry of decay!...

To be restored ! Opening that door , finding a large courtyard invaded by wilderness, overgrown roses, large rhubarb plants, dishevelled peonies, faded glory...