Gilding Using Dutch Leaf
Gold leaf is uniquely decorative, and has long been associated with kings and nobility. But with Dutch leaf, you can create a similar effect for your home at much less cost! Gilding has been a part of furniture and accessories decoration since the days of pharaohs, and can now add sparkle to your home.
Gilding of Keystone and Applique in Fireplace Mantel
Dutch metal leaf can emulate gold, silver, or copper. We can apply gesso, sizing, bole, and leaf to wood, plaster, and metal items.
Gilding Ornament for decorative furniture and fireplace mantels
Urban Revivals specializes in mat leaf finishes, in which leaf is laid upon an oil or quick varnish sizing.
Gold Lead with Red Bole
We will use the techniques associated with antique leaf, creating points of wear revealing a foundation color of red, yellow ochre, or gray.
Gilded Ceiling Tiles (Ideal for Backspashes Too)
We particularly recommend the glow of red bole as it peeks behind a layer of transparent leaf, warming the gold and inducing a higher brilliance when the gold leaf is polished.
Gilding of Flowers in Plaster Running Trim
We can also use mat gilding with powders to emulate pale gold, French Gold (a deep shade) or rich gold with its strong brassy tones. Shown here on trim in a 1913 condominium lobby in Washington DC.
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Gilding of Architectural Trimwork in Victorian Color Schemes
A touch of gilding on the beading in corbels greatly enhances the paint scheme in a restored historic lobby. Shown here within a 1913 condominium in Dupont Circle, Washington DC.