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The Art of Gilded Frames

Wednesday November 7 6 – 7:30 p.m. Buy Tickets Members: $12 Public: $20

Not all frames are created equal. Join Bernacki & Associates for an investigation of the extraordinary craftsmanship and specialized techniques of hand carved and gilded frames. Learn the precious artistic merit of frames themselves and their crucial complementary relationship to artwork.

Using antique frame examples, enjoy a live demonstration of the gilding craft and process and learn how to identify authentic gold leaf versus metal leaf, and other applications used for a variety of finishes. Learn how to properly care and maintain your own precious frames to ensure that they can be appreciated well into the future.

Bernacki & Associates Inc. is one of Chicago’s most respected conservation and restoration firms specializing in period and contemporary fine furniture, objects, historic millwork and architectural elements. Established 30 years ago, Bernacki & Associates has become renowned both locally and nationwide as a comprehensive conservation and restoration resource. Clients include museums, antique and art dealers, private collectors, designers, insurance claims specialists, and discerning art-owners. Bernacki & Associates, Inc. is a founding member of Conservation & Design International and active part of DPR Art Rescue a 24-hour nationwide emergency service for artwork, sculpture, works on paper, murals, objects, gilt objects and frames, antique and fine furniture.


Image: Courtesy of Bernacki & Associates.

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