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Janusz Chyrowski gilder – restorer master craftsman
Continues the family tradition in gilding and giltwood conservation. Started in 1987 as an apprentice in his father’s Gilding & Carving Conservation Studio. In 1997 diplomaed as a Master of Gilding Craft. Accredited member of BAFRA (The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association).
London based CHYROWSKI Gilding & Restoration Studio offers the highest standard of gilding, giltwood conservation and restoration of fine antique gilded furniture, mirror and picture frames. This superior service is dedicated to antique and art dealers, galleries, museums and private collectors worldwide.
Specializing in handmade gilded frames from contemporary to period, conservation & restoration of gilded frames and objects, custom designed gilded furniture and decorative accessories.
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Faux finishing, murals, stenciling, trompel’oeil, gilding venetian stucco, furniture painting, eglomise
Brenna learned the basics of her crafts while studying for her certification in Historic Preservation and Restoration in Astoria, Oregon. She returned to New York City to further develop her skills hands-on as a technician, first at a stained glass studio in Brooklyn and then a gilding studio based in Harlem, before setting out on her own two hours north of the city. Willow Deep Studio is located just outside of Rosendale in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.
I enjoy all types of gilding including architectural, glass, signage, and love to incorporate gold leaf into my stained glass art. I always welcome the challenge of figuring out how to gild anything new or out-of-the-ordinary!
Restoration of gilded frames and objects since 1987.
Manufacturer of custom designed gilded decorative accessories.
Reed’s Gold Leaf Studios began from within the original family picture framing business, Reed’s Custom Framing. The frame shop opened its doors in 1968, started by Micki Cavanah’s parents, Don and Lou Reed. One of the local clients stated that he had been traveling to Atlanta, GA for all of his gilding needs. Finding it difficult to turn a client away for such services, Lou decided the natural thing to do would be to learn about gilding. At that time, there were very few gilders, and even fewer sources of instruction. It seemed that gilding was becoming a dying art. However, through perseverance, Lou learned the craft of gilding and restoration. She passed along her knowledge to many others through the years, including Micki and her husband, Mitchell Cavanah. For more than 20 years, Micki and Mitchell have continued the fine tradition of gilding that came from such humble beginnings.
Micki and Mitchell are long-time members of the Society of Gilders of which Micki has served as Vice-President, and now a member of the board of Trustees. Both are well-respected educators in the arts of restoration, gilding, and the design and creation of one-of-a-kind, museum quality picture frames.