Orleans House, The Octagon
Restoration of the ornate plasterwork in The Octagon
Added in 1721 by James Gibbs to the 1710 'Orleans House' adjacent, the Octagon was a miniature banqueting house or pavilion, created purely for entertainment. Designed in order to host King George I, its interior decoration is exquisite. The fine plasterwork and paint have been damaged by a leaking roof and are now in need of restoration.