Gilding & Special Finishes Studio
Our highly skilled frame gilding and colourist team works with white gold, moon gold and gold leaf to produce a range of exquisite gilded frame finishes. The traditional gold gilding technique involves the careful and precise application of gold leaf to the frame, using skills that date back to the early Egyptians and Ancient Greeks. Producing gilded frames takes time; it’s a painstakingly slow process and accuracy is crucial. Some of our technicians have been gilding frames at John Jones for over 25 years, bringing years of skilled craftsmanship to each project. The team also includes accomplished artisans capable of hand-painting frames in unique patterned designs or to match existing furniture to the requirements of our clients. As practising artists, the team enjoy pursuing their own creative projects outside of John Jones and regularly exhibit their work in group exhibitions.