Polishing and gilding

Polishing and gilding

Polishing is aimed at enhancing the beauty of wood through water painting and finishing. The raw furniture is tinted with water, respecting the tradition and then left to dry for at least 24 hours; after a first coat of varnish, the wood is blunted and passed again with a special paint. The paints used, are of the highest quality, are not used for industrial production of furniture in series where the processing times are halved at the expense of quality, but paints that are applied by hand and that respect the times and make the furniture lasting over time.

The wood is then left to rest for a long time, and after the necessary time, it is polished by hand. The polishing technique is a long process that requires many hours of work and extreme accuracy and that ends with the finishing phase, which closes the whole process of creating the piece of furniture.

Among the different methods of gilding, gouache gilding is the one used since ancient times and requires great experience and technical skill. Although the origins of this art are lost over the centuries, the process has remained intact over time. In the difficulty and delicacy of the different phases, this technique is extremely fascinating. The bottom, which is used to hold the gold, is prepared with the chalk and the mother glue of natural origin, on which the bole is placed.

Then the pure gold leaves are applied through the appropriate tools: the gilder’s cushion and knife, the brush and finally the Agate stone which is used for sanding and burnishing, thus making the application of gold perfectly polished and polished.

In ancient times gold was used to represent magnificence and was the most obvious expression of royalty and beauty; the use in our furniture of this refined art is placed in the furrow of the past to recreate and make current that dimension of beauty made to last over time.