Master Gilders portfolio

 

Here is a sampling of our work with gilding. We do more than you see here. Please contact us to discuss your gilding project.

Master Gilders' Laurence Filet demonstrating water gilding techniques at the Denver Art Museum Artisans & Kings exhibition - Selected treasures from the Louvre - October 6, 2007-January 6,2008. Denver Art Museum
Artisans & Kings exhibition - Selected treasures from the Louvre - October 6, 2007-January 6,2008

Laurence Filet of Master Gilders demonstrating water gilding techniques as used in the 18th century.

   
Carnavalet Museum Paris
Gilding of the ceiling and cornice of the golden salon, end of 17th century French, Carnavalet Museum, Paris. Restoration of the cornice: gilding, distressing and patina of the modillions.
   

Master Gilders - Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Paris. Door, 18th century French, Regency period, Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. Cleaning of the original gilding (the right side of the motif is cleaned and the left side is not).

Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Paris
Gilding restoration of an 18th century French, Regency period, door. Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. Cleaning of the original gilding (the right side of the motif is cleaned and the left side is not).
   

Architectural Gilding Indoors
Louis XVI style salon - Detail of a pilaster.
Water Gilding technique. After burnishing with an agate stone to make the gold look like solid gold. Burnishing is only possible with the water gilding technique.

 
Architectural Gilding Indoors
A re-creation of a Louis XVI style salon for a Northern California client.
   

Painting Cleaning-Restoration

  Master Gilders - Laurence Filet clearing old varnish from painting

Laurence Filet of Master Gilders in the process of cleaning and removing old varnish that yellowed with time - 19th century French painting.


Master Gilders - comparison of painting restored on right side.

The right side of the painting now reveals its original  colors. The left side is still uncleaned.
   
Master Gilders - architectural gilding outdoors. Gilding of a bronze statue, (Victory) using the oil gilding technique. Project for the gardens of a private estate in California. Architectural Gilding Outdoors
Gilding of a bronze statue, (Victory) using the oil gilding technique. Project for the gardens of a private estate in California.
   
Aix-en-Provence — Antiques
Gilding of a Louis XV style mirror, 18th century French. Water gildind technique and a light patina.
   
Master Gilders - marrying the old gilding with the new, cleaning of the old gilding and patina. Console table 19th century French. Paris Workshop — Antiques
Marrying the new gilding with the old gilding. Cleaning of the old gilding and patina. Console table 19th century French.
   
Gilding and Antiquing on Canvas
Laurence antiquing the gilding to give it an older appearance.

Master Gilders - Laurence antiquing the gilding to give it an older appearance.

   

Master Gilders - water gilding on a very ornate frame using 23 carats gold for a California client

Water gilding on a very ornate frame.
Portrait of Walt Whitman.
23 carats gold for a California client.
   

Master Gilders - oil gilding with 23 carats gold over a bronze 19th century French cherub




Oil gilding
23 carats gold over a bronze 19th century French cherub.

Master Gilders - detail of oil gilding on bronze statue.

Detail of cherub on the left.