Carving & Gilding

The majority of our work is in the English and European tradition mostly dating from the late 17th Century to the mid 19th Century, requiring carving experience and knowledge of very different styles and designers.  We also work with objects from all over the world and of all periods.  We have extensive knowledge of the skills of wood carving and traditionally associated surface decoration, for example, cut and raised gesso techniques.

We specialise in the traditional method of water gilding on a gesso preparation and also provide other decorative finishes including oil gilding and painting.  We have gained considerable experience of these techniques and the many stylistic variations where they are applied.