Case Studies

  1. Works by Vic. Stiles of V.J. Gilding Repairs based in France

    Works by Vic. Stiles of V.J. Gilding Repairs based in France
    The gilded items shown here are works by Vic. Stiles of V.J. Gilding Repairs based in France. The materials used include Wrights of Lymm’s 23.5 ct. Standard gold leaf, 23.ct. Red gold leaf and 18.ct. Green gold leaf, everything is laid by hand on 3hr. or 12hr. gold size. The elephant figurines are a part of a new range featuring...
  2. Tutankhamun’s Gold Leaf coffin Restoration

    Tutankhamun’s Gold Leaf coffin Restoration
    King Tutankhamun gilded outer coffin has been removed from the king's tomb for the first time since it was discovered in 1922 to undergo an eight month restoration project , Restoration work has begun on the 3,300-year-old coffin , this will be the first time the coffin will have left the tomb in 97 years . The coffin was made...
  3. Dining Room Gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf

    Dining Room Gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf
    Dining Room décor gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf, including a 24ct Gold Leaf chandelier which brightens up the dining room. The dining room also features Polished gold leaf lattice and gold leaf rectangle borders throughout the room that adds to the decor. The room also features a grand staircase which is also gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf.      ...
  4. Professional Gilders Cushion with Parchment available at a 25% discount due to slight defect

    Professional Gilders Cushion with Parchment available at a 25% discount due to slight defect
    Whilst Stocks last Wrights of Lymm have available a limited amount of Professional Gilders Cushion with Parchment priced at £14.70 .This is a 25% discount on the usual price due to a slight defect.   The Professional Gilders Cushion’s with Parchment can be found on our website in the special offer section.   https://www.stonehouses.co.uk/special-offers/professional-gilders-cushion-with-parchment.html  
  5. Ceramic Vases gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf

    Ceramic Vases gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf
    Homemade and hand painted White Ceramic vases gilded with 24ct Gold Leaf, 24ct Gold Leaf is available on our website on the following page.  https://www.stonehouses.co.uk/gold-imitation-leaf/gold-leaf.html  
  6. Traditional Japanese Art Work gilded using Gold Leaf

    Traditional Japanese Art Work gilded using Gold Leaf
    The striking Kano School Old and Young Bamboo, another pair of six-panel screens, from around 1640 – 1650, features ground-breaking design elements of the early 17th century Kano School: rather than show nature in full, the artist crops the tops and bottoms of some of the trees to create a tensile and dynamic composition. An overlay of gold leaf at...
  7. The Winchester Bible featuring Gold Leaf

    The Winchester Bible featuring Gold Leaf
    Using a goose feather quill, a solitary scribe spent four years writing the words in Latin on the skins of 250 calves, before six artists began sumptuous illuminations using gold leaf and lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. Although it was never quite finished, the Winchester Bible finally weighed in at the medieval equivalent of 32kg.  
  8. Traditional Byzantine Icon painting techniques - by Peter Murphy

    Traditional Byzantine Icon painting techniques - by Peter Murphy
    Kent based icon painter Peter Murphy travelled to Calgary in Canada in the first week of August to teach a group from SAGA , the Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta, traditional Byzantine Icon painting techniques. The course was held at St Stephens Ukrainian Church and was a huge success, thanks largely, according to Peter, to the excellent quality loose and...
  9. New Church Organ gilded using 23ct Gold Leaf

    New Church Organ gilded using 23ct Gold Leaf
    New Church Organ gilded using 23ct Gold Leaf, the new organ was not completely built from scratch from recycle equipment from the previous organ for use in the new instrument. The old pipes were refurbished and re-installation in the new organ. The new organ features hand carved wood ornamentation that is then gilded using 23ct gold leaf.    
  10. It’s with great sadness we learnt today, the passing of Robin Abbey

    It’s with great sadness we learnt today, the passing of Robin Abbey in Edinburgh on Saturday 17th August .   Robin has been not only a customer of Wrights of Lymm for 50 plus years, he has also been a good friend, a great exponent of the craft of signwriting and a gentle, gentleman to deal with.  All at Wrights...

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