Gilded Electric Violin

P.H. Miller Studio offers water gilding and oil gilding for a variety of projects. Peter is a master gilder and frame-maker who enjoys the challenge of unique gilding projects.

Gilding, or the art of applying metal leaf onto a prepared surface, dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Many gilded objects have survived for centuries, relatively intact.

Peter gilds a variety of frames, home and office furnishings, and decorative objects in the Studio. In 2007, he was a member of the  gilding team that restored the gilded roof top of the New York Life Insurance Co. building in Manhattan.

Our Studio takes immense pride in continuing the traditions and techniques of the early masters in the 21st century. Explore the Gilding Portfolio page for examples of the Studio's gilding projects.