Questions tagged [gilding]

For questions concerning the process of gilding, and the tools and materials involved. Gilding is used to give other materials a gold-like appearance, and may include imitation gold and other metals.

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How did they make spiral decorations and pearls on old frames?

I am trying to find out what technique was used back then (1700's) when they made those nice gilded frames for, e.g., mirrors. See included image as an example. How did they do the spirals and pearls ...
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Can traditional water gilding be used with leaves other than gold and silver?

Is it possible to gild with imitation, or other than gold and silver, leaves using traditional water gilding? If not, why? Also, why is it not possible to burnish (using agate stone) when using ...
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