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Gilding and Restoration

Gilty's workshop specialises in the sympathetic restoration and regilding of antique mirrors, picture frames and furniture also contemporary silver, pewter, copper and goldleaf finishes .We are an approved service provider of the Australian Antique Dealers Association, and have been serving the antique trade, interior designers and the public for over 30 years. 
We also provide architectural gilding and our work is featured in many churches, offices, private homes and public buildings such as the Medina Grand Hotel reception area and  Adelaide University.  Our outdoor applications in the Adelaide CBD are the Beehive corner Bee and the outdoor lighting and signage in Leigh street.
We are happy to provide clients with an obligation free quote on any gilding and restoration work that you may require.
From  minor repairs and cleaning to major restoration and regilding work. Please contact us by phone or via the enquiry form .

Antique carved gilt wood frame which had layers of gold paint over the original gilding that were removed to reveal the original water gilded finish

Restoration to this 19thc frame included replacing missing decoration and regilding to match the original gilded finish

Corner detail  aged water gilded frame

Burnished water gilded composition ornaments for clients dressing room doors

Verre Eglomise panel for clients bathroom

Water gilded frame for Carrick Fox watercolour

Frame for landscape painting gilded in white gold and painted finish

Oil gilded frame for carrick fox oil painting

19thc English Giltwood frame before Restoration. Previous plaster repairs were removed and replaced and sections of outer decoration missing altogether were remade, the  frame was very dirty so had to be cleaned and new sections regilded to match original finish. See next photo for the frame after restoration.

19thc English frame after restoration with painting fitted for client.

Watergilded  lion paw feet and carvings on handmade harp

Large  antique clockface numbers were gilded in 23crt goldleaf for St Andrews Anglican church tower in Walkerville S.A.

Adelaide landmark Beehive Corner ,large iron bee gilded in 23crt goldleaf by Gilty

Bee gilded in 23crt gold for outdoor application "Beehive corner" Adelaide

Russian onion dome & cross gilded in 23crt goldleaf for clients family Mausoleum.

Gilded ceiling in the Medina Treasury Hotel in Adelaide S.A.

Copper leaf feature wall panel with red coming through to create an interesting finish for Norman Waterhouse Solicitors.

Copper leaf panel Reception area Norman Waterhouse solicitors

Detail 23crt goldleaf Adelaide University stair panels in the Mitchell Building entrance

Column in entry foyer of city office block gilded in Dutch metal

Council coat of arms gilded in copper,silver and gold leaf

Details gilded in 23crt gold leaf on all the signage and lamp posts in Leigh Street Adelaide S.A.

Carved altar table gilded for Calabrian community Adelaide

Procession with gilded table for Calabrian community Adelaide

Wall panelling and table were gilded in silver leaf for office of Births,Deaths and Marriage in Adelaide South Australia

19thc giltwood frame restored replaced losses,cleaned and regilded repairs

for Prince Alfred College Adelaide

Timber frame with gilt slip regilded and polished timber

Prince Alfred College collection, Adelaide

Gilded  crosses on large iron cross St Chad's Fullarton

Crosses gilded on cabinet for St Chad's Church Fullarton 

Portrait frame painted and gilded for Adelaide University 

Portrait frame painted and gilded Adelaide University 

19thc frame for oil portrait restored and regilded 

19thc composition frame for family portrait after restoration, losses were replaced and gilded to match original finishes & loose decoration secured.

Ethel Carrick Fox frame prior to restoration

Ethel Carrick Fox frame after restoration to replace large areas of losses & gilded to match original finish