Everything to know about Coffered ceilings (Boston General Contractor)

Everything to know about Coffered ceilings (Boston General Contractor)

Beautifully detailed and intricate can be found in mansions, hotels and historic building around the world.  Until recently, though, it was uncommon to find these decorative ceilings in more modest homes and building.

History of Coffered Ceilings

Most people that coffered ceilings were first created during the Loire Valley Chateauz in renaissance period but the history of these decorative ceiling is actually much older and more interest.

Coffered ceiling date back as early 79 AD, with remains of some ceiling having been found in Rome in 2012.

The term “coffered ceiling” comes from the way the ceiling is built – from coffers  or type of w0oden box.

Coffers were originally were originally built to recreate the effects of carved stone ceilings, which were much more  expensive and difficult to produce.

 

 

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