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Gilding & Gilders

Gilding using gold leaf is an important craft skill,used to great effect on on wrought iron and other metals as well as interior decorative features.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Gilding & Gilders
Campbell Smith & Co Ltd
99 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PJ
Tel 01252 618002 mob: 07772 322930
Since 1873. Campbell Smith & Co have decorated, conserved and restored the finest interiors. Our craftspeople are highly skilled in historic decorative techniques and expert in the application of distempers, flat oil paints, lime wash, French polishing, gilding, stencilling, trompe l’oeil, marbling and graining. We undertake architectural paint research, materials analysis and provide consultancy on all aspects of historic decorative finishes. During the past 145 years, we have retained a comprehensive archive on over 12,000 projects which uniquely informs our work and is an invaluable resource for clients. Award-winning advice can be provided on colour and interior design.
G&H Studios
Unit 8-9 Larchfield Industrial Estate, Dowlish Ford, Ilminster TA19 0PF
Tel 07717576018
G&H have a combined experience of over 80 years in ornamental woodcarving and gilding, as well as stone and bronze, mainly specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic houses and public buildings, whilst also undertaking commemorative and contemporary works. Examples can be seen at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace, as well as National Trust properties. We also offer a design consultancy service , for individual decorative items, the reconstruction of a major period room or house, or new builds in a period style, given our wealth of knowledge of 17th to 19th century woodcarving.
Giltwood Restoration
Tel 020 7703 4351
Founded in 1988, Giltwood Restoration undertakes all aspects of oil and water gilding, from antique furniture and picture frames to architectural work. The practice is run by Martin Body, a full specialist member of BAFRA and the practice is on the Conservation Register. We provide restoration and conservation services for existing and new gilded surfaces and features. One of our specialities is picture frame conservation for museums, galleries, churches and private clients. We hold CIS registration and have up to date Health and Safety policy documentation and Method Statements. Our workshops are located in London.
Hare & Humphreys
156-158 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8EU
Tel 020 7833 8806 Fax 020 7837 3650
Hare & Humphreys, established in 1987, are conservators specialising in decorating and gilding. They can advise on the causes of decoration deterioration and to write specifications for the conservation or restoration of historic interiors, as well as carry out condition surveys, historic buildings reports and historic paint analysis. Advice is available on appropriate systems for redecoration and a design service for colour schemes, wall coverings, fabrics and specialist artwork, with a team of French polishers, fibrous plasterers, joiners and other historic building craftsmen and conservators.
Lloyd Haslam Conservation
Blaenllynfi, Cathedine, Brecon, Powys LD3 7PZ
Tel 07773 404709
Lloyd Haslam Conservation specialises in fine and decorative art conservation. We offer a full range of professional services for the conservation and restoration of gilded, decorative surfaces and wall paintings. We provide museum standard conservation including condition surveys, treatment, reports, research and advice on preventative conservation. Catherine Lloyd Haslam and Sarah Warburton are both PACR accredited conservators.
London Stone Conservation Ltd
Unit 25, Enterprise Row Rangemoor Road, Industrial Area London, N15 4LU
Tel 0845 500 2501
London Stone Conservation provide the following specialist services; the conservation, repair and replacement of carving and masonry on historic and contemporary buildings, the conservation and repair of stone sculptures, the manufacturing of new sculptural commissions in stone, traditional hand carved lettering and lime mortar repairs and lime pointing. Their experienced team of stone carvers, masons and conservators offer solutions to most conservation problems ranging from sensitive museum quality cleaning of sculptures to complete replacements of heavily decayed stone work.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
Saena Ku
73 Underwood Road Chingford London E4 9ED
Tel 02089256984
Saena Ku is a wood carver whose services include wood carving, gilding, lettering inscription and restoration. Projects have included the gilding of lanterns at the Tower of London and the Banqueting House for Royal Palaces, replacement Ionic Capitals at Moggerhanger House, conservation of panelling at Oriel College and New College Oxford, Oxford, carving of arms at Fishmongers Hall and conservation of pine fireplace for the Spitalfields Trust including recarving parts, consolidation and cleaning.
Wilkinson Ltd
Bexon Court Barn Hawks Hill Lane Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8HE
Tel 01795 830 000 Fax 01795 830543
We are specialist in English crystal chandeliers from the 18th and 19th centuries, manufacturing reproductions of the finest designs and restoring some of the countries finest antique collections. Established in 1947 by Reginald Wilkinson, the company is still a family business with Reginald’s grandson David Wilkinson owning the business. With over 70 years experience and generations worth of knowledge we can ensure the highest quality and standards producing work for customers globally. Wilkinson’s is very proud to hold the Royal Warrant By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen as Glass Restorers, as well as owning the name and manufacturing rights to Osler & Faraday Ltd.
Fisher Decorations Limited, 157 Marston Road, Stafford ST16 3BS Telephone 01785 251300 Fax 01785 251500 Website:
John Nethercott & Co, Upper House, Discoed, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2NN Telephone 01547 560369 Fax 01547 560255 Website:
W S Jenkins Co Ltd, Telephone 020 8808 2336 Fax 020 8365 1534 Website: