The dining room ceiling of Chicago’s Glessner House (1886), a National Historic Landmark, was originally gilded, but later covered with layers of imitations. During the 2015 conference week it was restored to its former glory by a crew of volunteers under the deft management of Michael Kramer and Jill London. More
Desert Storm work executed by past President, Peter Miller and past vice president, Smith Coleman.
In conjunction with the opening of the Society of Gilders “Museum of the Gilding Arts”, the ribbon ornament on Pontiac’s Desert Storm monument was gilded. The monument is located across the street from the museum, on the grounds of the historic County Courthouse. The first of what will be many community projects in Pontiac, it was a gesture of gratitude to the City for their generosity to the Society.
2007 Ongoing Community Project – New Orleans, LA
During the 2007 Society of Gilders Conference, we undertook two venues where we worked on gilding and restoration. At St. Alphonsus Catholic Church we initially worked on the elaborately carved communion rail. A professional paint analysis was completed and all lead paint was removed and all losses and damage repaired. We then returned over several years to perform architectural gilding and conservation of sculpture.
We also worked with the Louisiana State Museum on their frame collection.
Thanks to all who donated time and resources!