Gilding is a centuries old craft and the tools and techniques used today are still those that were employed by the ancient Egyptians in decorating their wonderful artefacts. Here at Nine Design, we have specialised for many years in applying those techniques to finish the goods and items that we produce. Apart from gilding our own picture frames, curtain poles, finials and the like, we also take commissions to gild other items usually special objects that our customers want to preserve in gold and cherish for ever. Some of our work can be seen on this page.
We only use top quality English gold leaf which is produced in a range of purities and colours including white gold, moon gold and yellow gold. The quality of materials and labour used in the gilding process is high, which means that the finished product is more expensive than a normal painted or metal leaf finish. However, gold leaf gives an exceptionally fine and unique appearance that will last forever. Gilding a special or sentimental object makes a wonderful present for the person who has everything!
Prices for gilding an object will vary depending on size/shape etc. so please email us with details of your item and preferably a photograph and we will provide you with an estimate.
From time to time, we run gilding courses. If you are interested in this, please email us and we will put you on our waiting list