Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gold Leaf Studios: About Us, About Our Blog

Gold Leaf Studios is a traditional workshop using techniques and materials as they always have been used on the finest handmade gilded objects. Under the direction of William Adair, we have offered gilding and frame related services to private collectors, museums, and designers for over twenty years.

Our carvers, gilders, and finishers are master craftsmen able to repair irreplaceable frames, to reproduce historically accurate period frames, and to create original, contemporary designs. We maintain museum standards of matting and mounting to protect and enhance artworks on paper. Special treatments include French mats, wrapped silk mats, gilded bevels, and églomisé.

This blog will provide a peek into the inner workings of Gold Leaf Studios; join us as we share jobs we are particularly proud of, tips on preserving your frames for posterity, and historical information.

To contact us, please visit our website,, or give us a call at (202) 833-2440.