So I am finally done with the console table. Here were the last days of work
After water gilding, like usual burnishing, sorry about the quality of the picture
Instacoll on the capitals as I could not water gilt them without flooding the original finish. It is a bit like oil gilding, but has the shine of water gilding.
Green clays on the feet, light layers then darker and darker to create an effect with some wear.
A little extra wear then some repair to get the right feeling of an old gilded surfaced repaired, and patina on top of that
Cleaning of the original finish showed a very nice almost undamaged surface
When i am done I look at the before picture, and today I am happy
We will have professional picture taken at on point and I will post them.
Thanks for following that thread
-- Patrice lejeune