Architectural & Exterior Gilding

Architectural & Exterior Gilding

Gilding with gold, silver, and other metal leaf varieties is a Cannning Co. specialty.

Atop the highest domes and inside iconic landmarks, churches, theatres, and residences, Canning Co. artisans have gilded them all – including the application and glazing of 180,000 square feet of gold and silver leaf in ten weeks at Radio City Music Hall. Gold Leaf is known for its durability. Even when exposed to the elements, domes gleam for decades.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Canning Co. applied traditional gold leaf and gilding on the Charles Bulfinch dome and Lady Justice statue atop Connecticut's Old State House.

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We restored the decorative paintings and murals that had been painted over decades earlier and revealed with historic paint analysis and exposures.

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Our team of artisans restored and fabricated metal elements then applied sizing and gold leaf to specified areas of the West Virginia State Capitol.

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Our team coordinated all work and trades, responsible for the restoration of all designs for the Art Deco movie theatre built by Warner Brothers.

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We carefully applied traditional gold-leaf gilding and glazes on 500,000 linear feet of historic architectural elements at the War Memorial Opera House.

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Our team's historic paint analysis and interpretation defined the original colors and finishes of the State Theatre in Bay City, Michigan,

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Our team of artisans were the restoration consultants and specialty contractors for the historic Stadium Theatre decoration and finishes.

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We were able to uncovered original colors, patterns, and finishes to conserve 24 murals while restoring Stations of the Cross and the scagliola columns.

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Our skilled restoration team used traditional gold leaf and gilding methods and materials to restor the exterior roof on San Francisco's City Hall.

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We carefully installed the new Gothic Revival interior design that references Catholic liturgy, traditional iconography, and celebration of Saint Mary.

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We applied over 180,000 square feet of metal leaf and glazes in order to properly restore the 1932 historical golden interior of the Radio City Music Hall.

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Our conservation team restored the interior decoration painting, architectural gilding, and plaster at Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan.

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We restored the Prometheus Statue, a National Historic Landmark located in Rockefeller Center using gold leaf gilding.

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The Philadelphia Academy of Music restoration involved analysis of up to 16 layers of paint aggressive exposure methods to reveal faintly ghosted patterns.

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Our team provided restoration of the plaster, decorative painting, and historic woodwork repair and refinishing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

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We carefully restored the color palette and design revealed by paint study and scientific analysis is typical of churches dedicated to Marian worship.

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We were privileged to serve as a specialty contractor for the Metropolitan Theatre to conducted research and hands-on investigation of the historic finishes.

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We carefully conserved and restored all aspects of the Luzerne County Courthouses historic fabric: marble, metal, plaster, paint, and mural artwork.

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The John Canning Co. restored the interior decoration at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium using decorative painting techniques, transparent glazes, and gilding.

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New design schemes and murals were created by Canning Co. for this opulent private home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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John Canning Co. comprehensive restoration of Aesthetic period decoration designed by Richard M. Upjohn and William McPherson in 1878.

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John Canning Co. revealed original colors and decoration with an historic paint analysis, performed wood conservation cleaning on furniture and wood trim, and repaired plaster and wood as needed.

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Canning Co. scheduled all trades and performed specialty contracting to conserve and restore fine-art murals, ornamental plaster, gilding, decorative finishes and the parquet floor of the ornately decorated Cosmos Club ballroom in Washington, DC.

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The Canning Co. process of archival research, hands-on investigation, scientific analysis, and interpretation led to the successful restoration of Battell Chapel’s original Victorian-era decorative painting scheme.

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We provided historic restoration and conservation of ornamental plaster and decorative painting, new murals, and complimentary design that reflects the Catholic liturgy, and honors Saint John.

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