Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf, Gold Guilding

Gold Leaf Guilding

The image above is of a guilded carving made for a frame on which the original was missing. London Joiners Ltd. makes wooden carvings for missing pieces, in contradistinction to those who make wire and plaster solutions.

Gold Leaf Eagle by London Joiners, LTD.

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An Eagle carved in replication of a Newport model, showing it brightly finished, before patination. Photo by Don Dempsey.

London Joiners Ltd. expertly performs gold leaf gilding and repairs to antique frames and moldings, and carvings, by two traditional methods, oil or water. We have several leafs in stock, including German, French, and Italian varieties We use techniques that are justified by the merit of the piece being worked on. We also build up missing gesso and have a variety of traditional colorants to match patinated areas. London Joiners Ltd. are expert conservators of fine antiques.

Gold Leaf Carvings

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A group of original carvings, leafed or left in wood, by London Joiners Ltd. beneath an original section of a French frame.  Click to Enlarge.

Gold Leaf Detail

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London Joiners Ltd. has the expertise to work on such as this sectional example of a French frame. The two wheat carvings are of wood and are not finished.  Click to Enlarge.

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A pair of Italian 19th century mirrors in which the lower frond of one was missing. Photos show the molded creation of the missing frond.

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A pair of Italian 19th century mirrors in which the lower frond of one was missing. Photos show the molded creation of the missing frond.

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“An American early 19th or late 18th Century Bull’s Eye carved Gold leaf Mirror with Federal Eagle carving: This mirror had fallen off a client’s wall and was all but totally smashed (except the mirror). There were many hours of careful gluing, carving, and gold leaf conservation involved in this job

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“An American early 19th or late 18th Century Bull’s Eye carved Gold leaf Mirror with Federal Eagle carving: This mirror had fallen off a client’s wall and was all but totally smashed (except the mirror). There were many hours of careful gluing, carving, and gold leaf conservation involved in this job

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A pair of Austrian Gold leaf frames fully restored

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A pair of Austrian Gold leaf frames fully restored

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A pair of Austrian Gold leaf frames fully restored



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