Gilded reflections: antique mirror frame restoration & care

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Decorative antique mirrors are a statement piece for modern interiors, reminiscent of the baroque and rococo periods and historic grandeur. From the swirling ribbons of Chippendale designs to the natural curves of Art Nouveau, gilded frames can be highly valuable and much sought after depending on their provenance and visual appeal.  The historic nature of… Read more »

Gilding care: how to protect gold leaf embellishments on frames, furniture and interiors

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Gilding can be found upon a wide variety of antiques, as well as some contemporary pieces. This embellishment can be very durable if properly maintained, through accidental damage the gold leaf may be vulnerable to scratches, abrasions, and complete loss. Many of these issues can be minimised with the correct measures in place and with… Read more »