Matthew Crawford Furniture Restoration
gilding, gold leaf
Oil & Water Gilding
Gilding is the process of applying gold leaf to wood or metal surfaces, and unlike paint, the finish can be burnished to an extremely high lustre. Gilding is commonly used on mirror frames and pier glasses and over the years can become easily tarnished, dirty or damaged.
We are able to sensitively match damaged areas to the original and replace chipped areas of gesso - a mixture of plaster or Paris and glue - used to form the base onto which the gilt is applied.
, gold leaf