Mullins Studio - Gilding, Conservation & Restoration - About

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An historical gilder, ecclesiastical colour man and heraldic artist whose family have been practising the art of gilding and colour for centuries.

Commissioned Projects

Project - Bridgewater House
Campbell Smiths Ecclesiastical Decorators

Restoring historical decoration and gilded scheme.  Painting and gilding of period leatherette wall covering. Restoring applied art and frescos on 40 domes under the guidance of Maurice Keavill.

Project – Buckingham Palace
Palace Services (Royal Household)

Restoring art work and gilded scheme on the organ casing in the main ballroom

Project – Kensington Palace (Royal Art Collection)
Historical Royal Palaces

Gild and Distress hanging rods and brackets to match all the frames of the Royal Collection.

Project – Hampton Court Palace
Historical Royal Palaces

Consultant on gilding method of the Tijou screens
Restoring and gilding of an historical weather vane
Restoring and reinstating historical graining to match oak shutters

Project – Westminster Abbey (St Margarets)

Applied art – Simulated marbling of 5 different types of marble on a carved mahogany Bell Capital Candle Holder for the Dean of Westminster.

Project – Houses of Parliament (St Mary Undercroft)

Gilding and Painting of newly made organ of a Pugin design

Stella McCartney Showroom – Bruton Street, London

Hanging of hand printed dress fabric to walls with specialist glue for their shoe room display. Wrapping the fabric over a Georgian fireplace to show the details of the fireplace through the fabric.

The National Liberal Club – (No 1 Whitehall Place)

Consultant and Colour man for historical painting scheme to bring together Alfred Waterhouse Architect,  theme and scheme.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Chapel
Reinstate gilded stencils and apply historical marbling to match alabaster in chapel.

Regents Park – Private Client
Broken colour work on walls. Faux graining in mahogany, American walnut and limed oak. Period wallpapering.

Maidavale – Private Client
Graining of hard carved sleigh bed in faux Rosewood with applied decoration on the surface.

Geffrye Museum, London

  • Creating the Regency Room wallpaper by hand painting and hand stencilling in distemper to match a fragment from Lauderdale House.
  • Aesthetic Period Room – Applied 7 different wallpapers and one ceiling paper. Grained woodwork in Faux Brazilian Rosewood.

Gilding on Metal Work and Heraldic Coats of Arms

Drapers Hall City of London
Gilding and Painting of 15 Coats of Arms

Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth
Gilding and Coats of Arms in Overthrow of Gate

St Mary of Walneth, City of London
Gilding of metal work and over throw and the City Coat of Arms

Waverley Borough Council, Guildford
Painting and Gilding Coat of Arms


Special gilded letters and heraldic crests

Bishopsgate Library
The gilding of sun face and gates to the entrance of the library

Eton Hall, Chester
Gilding of metal work and coat of arms of garden hatch gate. Preparing, painting and gilding of golden gates.

Hartley House, Regents Park

Restoration and gilding (24ct) of gates and railings around Hartley House on Marylebone Road

Egerton Hall/Tatton Park

Paint analysis and historical restoration scheme for gates and railings.

Contemporary Artist

Gilding on Indian Granite for Stephen Cox sculptures
Gilding of sculptured sphere for Anish Kapoor