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291 main st
beacon, new york 12508
usa

(914)720-9029

Gilded Twig reflects art conservator and master gilder Deborah Bigelow's long career in art conservation and current business interest in handmade gold leaf art jewelry. 

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her character is her fate

A life-long attraction to mysteries greatly influenced my choice of profession. I enjoy figuring out what happened to a work of art and how I can restore it back to life.

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communicate
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LEAD BY EXAMPLE

CARE: EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Show up, work intelligently and care about the work. By sticking to these simple mottos, I lead by example and expect my assembled crew of the best and brightest to work just as hard.

INVESTIGATE + RESEARCH

CONSIDER: ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL

Figuring out what is original and how to bring an antique back to life is the detective work I really enjoy.  It's all in the details, and I've got my eye on them from beginning to end.

plan + plan some more

COMMUNICATE: LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND. SPEAK TO BE UNDERSTOOD

Being organized and having a good plan nurtures good work energy and sets realistic expectations. Clients can relax knowing there will be few, if any, surprises.

embrace technical artistry

CREATE: ETHICALLY RIGHT, LONG-LASTING WORK

As a Master Gilder, I know when to play it safe and when to stretch the rules. If working traditionally is the best route, that's the one I'll take. That said, I’m not afraid to suggest unusual methods and materials, if they produce the better result.

 Restoring dolphin foot on Charles-Honnore Lannuier cardtable 

Restoring dolphin foot on Charles-Honnore Lannuier cardtable