I recently bought some gilt frames from an auction house. The gilding on the frames needs repairing and I wondered if you knew of anyone who could restore the gilding where it has come off.

Jenny Newton is a restorer of painted and gilded surfaces and works on all manner of artefacts from gilt frames to organ pipes, church ceilings, chinoiserie pieces and furniture.

The restoration and gilding process often involves repair. For example, a frame that has fallen off the wall, sustaining damage to the corners, needs to be made structurally strong. All this can be done before gilding takes place.

For an estimate of the cost involved either email a clear photograph to jenny.newton@abthorpe.net or deliver the item to her by arrangement. You can call her on 01327 855861.

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