Traditional water and oil gilding with gold leaf, silver, palladium, aluminum and “Dutch gold.”
The Gilding Studio has extensive experience in gilding wood, metal, glass or stone objects.
The studio repairs and restores damaged furniture and objets’ d’art. Repair work involves the fabrication of compromised structural elements or missing decorative details or the restoring of deteriorated gesso.
Our Gilding Studio offers architectural gilding for residential and commercial interiors including both traditional water gilding and oil gilding methods.
Gilding is the application of thin sheets of metal (often genuine gold) as a means of surface decoration. Gilding is commonly seen on decorative items such as picture frames, mirrors, furniture, and fine art such as illuminated manuscripts, sculpture and icons.
Architectural uses include interior and exterior applications and signage. There are two primary methods of gilding – water gilding and oil gilding.
Traditional water gilding is the most difficult and highly regarded form of gold leafing.