War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA: Traditional gold-leaf and metal-leaf gilding and glazes on 500,000 linear feet of historic architectural elements

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_separator type=”transparent”][cq_vc_zoomimage displaystyle=”magnify” magnifyimage=”16198″ moveby=”hover” radius=”100″ bordercolor=”#ffffff”][vc_separator type=”transparent”][cq_vc_zoomimage displaystyle=”magnify” magnifyimage=”16199″ moveby=”hover” radius=”100″ bordercolor=”#ffffff”][vc_separator type=”transparent”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]The War Memorial Opera House restoration in San Francisco was part of a seismic upgrade, which included the restoration of 500,000 linear feet of architectural elements damaged by the 1989 earthquake. The scope included re-gilding of the foyer, the auditorium, the proscenium, the mezzanine boxes, and all interior architectural elements throughout the Opera House. John Canning & Co. worked with the general painting contractor to develop traditional techniques to replicate original stipple and texture finishes. These techniques included: conservation, traditional gilders technique of gold leaf and metal leaf application, toning, antiquing, the application of state-of-the-art varnish, glazing, and texturing.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent”][vc_column_text]Location: San Francisco, CA

Built: 1932

Original Architect: Arthur Brown Jr., G. Albert Lansburgh

Style: Beaux-Arts

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  • Investigation of Historic Materials


Restoration & Decoration Techniques

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