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Title:
Gold leaf application and antique restoration
Author:
Becker, Ellen.
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Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1998.
Physical Description:
93 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764306327
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT380 .B43 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Gold leaf gilder and restoration artist Ellen Becker brings her years of experience to the table, sharing the long-guarded recipes of this ancient craft along with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for various gold leafing and restoration techniques. This book tells you everything you need to get started and where to find it, it illustrates various techniques for restoring antique frames, and it takes budding craftsmen through a series of projects, starting with simple Dutch metal application through the fine art of water gilding. The artist also shares one of her favorite projects: a gilded box.More than 300 photos provide visual instruction, making this the most comprehensive instructional book for gold leafing on the market today.


Author Notes

Ellen Becker works out of a studio in Paris, Virginia with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, restoring gilded antiques and manufacturing urns and keepsake boxes.


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