Christophe Van Houtvin & Eline Moustie are Beglian based gold leaf gilders and artisans. They have been creating their unique gilded and engraved artworks since 2000. More information from other projects can you find on www.ateliervanduca.be.
Gilding has been from ancient times one of the most appreciative forms of decorations and creativity.
Gilding is the laying of leaf of gold, silver and imitation gold (copper or aluminium) on a prepared surface. Pure gold leaf is almost practically transparent and it can be thinned to 0.0001 millimeter.
For centuries gilders have applied gold leaf to furniture, objects of arts, religious arts, medieval manuscripts, cathedrals and homes, accomplishing the task in secret. Gold on furnishings initially served as an expression of power, but later on it was used commonly as a relief from the lack of shininess of the wood.
Imitation gold leaf
Take a moment to look through the gallery, and get in touch for more information.