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Burnishing a 24 karat water gilded period fauteuil

Traditional Water Gilded Period Furniture
Raw wood furniture procurred through Ressler Importers in New York by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio may be custom gilded to your design specifications. Available in both water gilded gold or silver leaf and oil gilded brass or aluminum leaf. Toning treatments include both modern bright and antique patinas. 
 
 

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"Sizing" chair back with protein binder and applying interlaggio for smooth gesso effect

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Applying a Traditional Japanese paper called Sekishu along wood joints to prevent cracking in gesso

 

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Applying Gesso to Period Style Fauteuil in preparation for 24k water gilding

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CHARLES DOUGLAS GILDING STUDIO
by appointment
~
Gasworks Gallery Building
3815 4th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
 
(Corner of  4th and N. Northlake Way
across from Ivar's on the
northern end of Lake Union)

 
Phone: (206) 795-8376
 
 

email: charles.studio@usa.net