Conserving & Gilding the Eagle in Morristown Library, NJ

EverGreene was contracted to carry out the conservation and re- gilding of an eagle  located in the reference room of the Morristown Library. The eagle dates back to the Morristown Armory: when the Armory burned down in 1920, the eagle was the single architectural element to survive, and was subsequently moved to the library, where it stands now.

Below are a few shots of EverGreene’s Niko and Kazuko, as they patinate the eagle in its final phase of conservation.

The condition of the eagle before restoration

Here, the eagle has already been re- gilded, and they have begun to apply glaze

Kazuko glazing

Niko and Kazuko at work...