Gilding

 

This mid-Georgian looking glass was missing some carved elements. Based in the photograph shown below I created, first, line drawings of the missing parts. The next stage was sawing out the carving blanks. I used lime wood for the missing parts. Next was careful carving and whittling away at the blanks until the form emerged. The newly carved elements were watergilded in the standard method, then antiqued with a tinted size coat to match what was left of original gilding, around the looking glass itself.