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Restoration - The Royal Palace in Brussels

I was commissioned by the King of Belgium to decorate and restore the ceilings, fixtures and paintings of the Royal Palace in Brussels.

Restoration of the ceilings:

The ceilings are complete in gold leaf 24k. Mixed in with different colors of gold for the contrast. The technique is named, Polymentvergulding, one of the oldest techniques in the world. It was used by the Egyptian people in the Pyramids. And maybe one of the most complicated techniques build up in different layers.

1. The complete piece has been painted with a mix of: mountain chalk mixed with distilled water and rabbit glue, found between the skin of a rabbit. Apply on a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Put on in 6 coats.

2. After you use a mixture of polyment: is a pipe earth with metal oxides inside, for the shine of the gold. Then mixed with distilled water and gelatin. You apply 6 coats after drying from the first one at a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.

3. After drying the piece, the piece is rubbed with a cloth and given a certain shine. Then a mix a distilled water and pure alcohol and use a brush to put it on the piece, and directly apply the gold leaf. After approximately 18 minutes, the gold will polished with agaat stone to a high shine ( a mirror shine effect).
 

Ceiling After Restoration

Detail of Ceiling

Detailmof Ceiling and Wall

Finished Ceiling and Wall

Fireplace Painted

Painting Rouge Royale

 

 

Rouge Royale

The Bok Tower Restoration Project

In October 2003, I was exclusively commissioned to restore the damaged carvings which are part of the famous tower in Bok Sanctuary in Central Florida.

Visit www.BokSanctuary.org  for history and more information.

The tower, which was built in 1929, had suffered many lightning strikes and many pieces from these unique and beautiful marble carvings, had become damaged.

This was no easy task, as many of the carvings were location at the top of the tower, which is 205 feet high!
 

 

 

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