I work on all types of antique and reproduction gilded furniture, including tables, chairs, sofas, beds and internal structures such as pelmets and light stands.
The techniques used are the same as for frame repair:
The wooden structure is treated as necessary and missing ornament can be recarved. Lost decoration is replaced by taking moulds and recasting. Gentle cleaning of the gilded surface ensures the build up of dust and dirt is removed. If possible, over layers of paint or gesso are delicately removed to reveal the original gold and structural definition.
Gilding is integrated to match existing finishes.