Framing & Gilding
Making and Restoring Period Picture Frames
by Paul Curson

(Australian Publication)

Softcover
175 x 240mm
115pp

Published by Skills Publishing Pty Ltd, Lawson, NSW, Australia

R.R.P.$26.90

ISBN 0-646-12673-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

Framing & Gilding shows you how to choose, make and restore period picture frames. All of the tools and techniques are carefully described and well-illustrated with over 100 photos and drawings. A further 50 drawings give you a library of designs, any of which you can use as shown, or modify to meet your specific needs.

About the Author:
Paul Curson was born in Yorkshire, England. After emigrating to Australia in the early 60's, he settled in Queensland where he specialised in furniture restoration, working for some time on the restoration of furniture from Government House, Brisbane.

He joined the Queensland Art Gallery in 1978 as Supervising Artisan and has since been responsible for the restoration/conservation of frames and furniture and for making the copies of period frames required for the display of Gallery paintings.

With the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation, he undertook an internship in gilding conservation and restoration and furniture conservation/restoration at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 1988 and '89. In addition to studying the framing of paintings in major museums and art galleries in Europe and U.S.A. he has made a special study of the framing used on paintings by the Camden Town school.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

A Brief History of the Picture Frame

Making an 18th Century Picture Frame

Applying Size, Gesso and Bole

Watergilding with Gold Leaf

Making a Compo 19th Century Frame

Making an Art Nouveau Mirror Frame

Burnish and Flash Gilding

Conservation and Restoration

Formulae, Tools & Materials

Frame Design

Appendix 1 Useful Information

Appendix 2 List of Suppliers

Appendix 3 Bibliography

Glossary
Index