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    A sweat gilding job

    My upholster finished up 2 chairs I restored , these chairs were in very rough shape and needed full restoration to get them back to the surface to receive the gold leaf.
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    That's a sweet looking pair of chairs, Dave.

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    what style of furniture is it that gets so much gilding? royalty?
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    SWEET Job!
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    Holy Moly!

    I bet a lot of Sweat went into that Sweet job!
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    Queen Ann chairs I believe, These chairs if original were originally gilded. These are late 18th century early 19th , rather nice chairs and I have done a couple dozen over the years.
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    Very elegant chairs. Should belong in the Smithsonian.
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    Nice work Dave, the gilding came out really clean looking! In my rather naive view it seems like getting those larger flat areas just so where they don't show any issues after gilding would be the more nerve racking part.

    Although I can't see ever wanting something like this in my house (or it surviving very long if it was ) the complete package here works really well imho. And of course the work is, as always, first rate
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    Dave you sure do great work and get to some interesting projects. Thanks a lot for showing us the route to a restore.
    cheers

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    Ryan it only get nerve racking when someone walks in the room when I am transferring the leaf from the book onto the piece. The slightest air current will send the leaf flotting through the air.
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