Gilded Wood: History and Conservation – #BK-071



a compilation of essays by various experts;

AIC foundation backing

1992, 432 pages, profusely illustrated.

Out of a 1988 conference comes this compilation of thirty-six essays on the care and preservation of gilded wood. The long history of the application of metal leaf and the many beautiful art objects it has produced led to this meeting of scholars, scientists, and conservators, who shared information and research studies and which eventually led to the publication of this volume. It explores both gold and silver leaf and their use on objects from furniture to architectural ornamentation to sculpture, and will prove to be a valuable reference for conservators, collectors, and curators alike. Paperback.