I have not posted an update on the stairhall niche in a while as I have been focused on painting the NE corner.
The walls are primed and ready to be painted.
The Stencil Library in the UK has agreed to make stencil versions of the original wallpaper, frieze, and ceiling paper. But I have not followed through on this. Bad Ross.
Blair gifted me with some period gilt picture rail and I am eager to install a length in the niche.