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This pier table had been subjected to serious water damage, deposited accretions, lost metal mounts and finish damage. The appearance was greatly improved after treatment. The ormolu mounts needed to be cleaned. Lost veneer, finish damage, lost metal mounts and a lot of crud on the surface. After treatment was completed. Advertisements

Gilded cartouche

This cartouche, including the shell, had been lost from the early 18th century English looking glass. I carved and gilded the recreation based on research into a related group of looking glasses.

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Carving in progress with detailing being laid out.

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Carving almost finished.

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Finished carving with gesso applied.

IMG_0848Red clay bole applied…ready for gold.

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Gold leaf being applied.

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Completed cartouche mounted on the looking glass.