We specialise in gold leaf gilding using a variety of metals for our gilding including 22-23 KT gold leaf, patent gold, palladium gold, copper Dutch leaf, imitation gold & silver leaf.
With years of experience in this art form, our gilding portfolio is very diverse from interior works on private & historic residences including: ceiling rosettes & cornices, furniture, pianos, to commercial works including, honour board lettering, gold leaf signs, reverse gilding on glass/splash backs and restorations.
We are a friendly team of London’s finest Decorative Artists, & Specialist Craftsmen. The business was established by Perry in 1995 and the majority of our team has now worked together for well over a decade.
We pride ourselves working closely still with Grosvenor House Hotel , The Theatre Royal and The Royal Academy of Arts to mention a few. Please feel free to look at our work and hope we can be of assistance for you in the future.
Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by goldbeating and is often used for gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. The most commonly used gold is 22-karat yellow gold.
Gold leaf is a type of metal leaf, but the term is rarely used when referring to gold leaf. The term metal leaf is normally used for thin sheets of metal of any colour that do not contain any real gold. Pure gold is 24 karats. Real yellow gold leaf is about 91.7% pure gold. Silver coloured white gold is approximately 50% pure gold.
Layering gold leaf over a surface is called gold leafing or gilding. Traditional water gilding is the most difficult and highly regarded form of gold leafing. It has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years and is still done by hand.