Gold leaf gilding has been central to American sign design for over a century. The first accounts of gilding date back over 700 years; early examples were simply metal foil, crudely adhered to the back of clear quartz. Although increasingly rare, gold leafing and gilding are still among the most respected of old trades. Popularized in American signage during the boom of the early 20th century, gold leaf can bring elegance and class to nearly any building. Noble Signs specializes in both reverse glass and surface gilding, including special techniques like double glass gilds, burnishing, and more.
Noble Signs Co-Founder Mac Pohanka studied traditional water gilding and decorative painting for three years with the accomplished Brooklyn gilding studio, Van Gregory & Norton.