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Our custom restoration techniques include gilding services. Gilding is the art of adhering thin metal leaf to a surface to create the effect of solid or inlaid metal.

The laying of leaf is the traditional method for creating a metallic effect in a work of art. Although the term gilding is derived from the word for gold, it also designates the application of other metal leaf to a surface. Gold leaf, Silver leaf, Dutch metal, Aluminum Leaf and Palladium Leaf are other examples of metal leaf used in gilding

At Dovetail Restoration, we have skilled craftsmen who can repair any gilding problem. Whether segments need to be reproduced before the gilding process or whether the gilding needs to be repaired, give us a call to fix any problem. We can handle any project from the museum quality piece to the reproduction that would look great in your home.

 
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