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Cat screen
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One of the more unusual and challenging restoration jobs I’ve had for a while involved the restoration of an Antique Japanese screen which the client’s cat decided to try and climb up. Needless to say the cat didn’t make it to the top and it’s claws shredded the gilded rice paper to shreds. After two […]

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Moving not closing. New Number. 97862026 After 37 years in Burke Rd. Camberwell the time has come to relocate to better place to work from. They have sold the shop we have been in to Chinese Property developers and it was only a matter of time that we would have to move so I made […]

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Michele & Alan
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This week we also sold three mirrors to a lovely couple in East Malvern. They came in initially to buy one mirror for their dining room and when we took a few to the house for their approval, they ended up buying three. It’s not that surprising as the obvious benafits become immediately apparant when […]

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After 37 years in Burke Rd. Camberwell I have relocated my business to a factory type warehouse in Seaford. This gives us a greater working space for half the cost of a small Burke Rd. shopfront. These days the lions share of my sales and restoration work come through our web site and from interstate clients. […]

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Walsh
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This week we also went back to a rather large house at Mt. Eliza. We had previously sold four mirrors to these clients and they had been considering the benefits of a mirror above a sideboard at the top of their staircase. I had previously supplied them with a digital image of how the mirror […]

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Valenti
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Just recently I had the pleasure of doing some work for a fantastic artistic furniture maker by the name of Andrew Van Karthoven. He had the job to supply some high end furniture for that rather large new house being built in St Georges Rd. Toorak. Thew client brief was to have a gilt and […]

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Crate
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Recently an old client who had bought a lot of gear from us over the years asked if we could relocate her prized Antique Collection. When we went to quote and advise, it was apparent that if we were moving all that stuff then she might as well have us move the lot. She was […]

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web size
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Mar-2016

One of the more unusual Gilding jobs I finished last year was for The Greek Orthodox Church at Altona. Father George Frangos called me to quote on Gilding this item in 24 Ct. Gold. It had been carved by one of their parishioners and now stands pride of place on the Alter. It is yet […]

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the boys copy
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100% Australian Made. When you buy from Giltwood you should be proud to know that you are supporting a small Australian business which produces all goods for sale entirely made in Australia and 95% in house. (Reproduction Range) We do have a guy who machines our timber mouldings from his workshop and we also source […]

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Circular table
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Take 20% OFF this price Modern style circular coffee table with gilded sides and a bevelled mirror top. This can be made to any size and gilded in Gold or silver/platinum leaf. I have finished this one with a bevelled mirror top but could also be silver leaf with a black glass top. This first […]

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Coalbrookdale after
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Did you know that a Gilder is a master of finishes. A friend suggested that I should put a little more information on this website as she did not realize that we also do painted finishes to iron or outdoor furniture and other furniture items. If you come to realize that to complete premium finishes […]

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Girandole Restoration
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Finally getting around to showing some of the more challenging parts of my job. This client had been given a rather battered old English Girandole mirror frame by a friend in Tasmania so it had great sentimental value. It’s lucky the house had not burnt down as the candle holders had burnt through. Anyway the […]

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After
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A bit of a tricky job this week was way more difficult as you would think given I have nearly fourty years experiance in colour matching. An Upholstery firm contacted me because their client had a set of ten dining chairs which being recovered and the client thought that the chairs might look better not […]

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Gov house
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Many years ago a charming lady came to my store and said she wanted some advice about mirrors for her large house in South Yarra. We talked for a while and she said she would be in touch. Got a call a few days later and was asked if I could visit and advise. Turned […]

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Did You Know that At Giltwood, not only do we offer Free Delivery for all of our products in the greater Melbourne area but we also offer Free pick up and Delivery of all Restoration Work. We do not charge for a quotation as we are perfectly happy to supply a Free quotation and take the […]

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Diamondstein
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It was a while ago that we were asked to make a diamond shaped mirror to go on a wall which was covered in very expensive glass tiles in the shape of diamonds. It looked so great that we decided to make one for the shop. Well to this point nobody cared until we were […]

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