Gilded and painted organ pipes
on Hartpury church organ

Gilding on Organ Pipes

The front pipes of the organ were gilded and the design at the mouth was recreated from one found on the pipes when they were being prepared.

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The large side pipes (shown on the right) were painted with a matt paint and then a small design was gilded round the mouth. The gilded design was based on one found on one of the pipes inside the organ.

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