The art of ornamental shellwork, initially a European tradition, has been around since the early 18th century. I have developed a passion for this art and a while ago I decided it would be rather fun to combine it with my passion for producing trumeau mirrors. See the process and results HERE.

Great News! FREE ARTWORK DOWNLOAD for you!
You can now download the artwork in this image for FREE. This artwork was exclusively created for FARRAGOZ and we have generated a download for you to print and frame. Print any size up to 35 inches (90 cm) wide.

Simply love this!
Marcela Leaño created this beautiful crusty finish on a shelf using the recipes and techniques she has learnt in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Online Course.

Grinling Gibbons' wood carvings at Hampton Court Palace are some of the finest works by the grand master of the art form.

Antique plates, pewter, silver and table linen all found in France.

Painted wall panel with gold detail, spotted in the little church in Chilhac, Allier, France.

Painted figure of a praying woman in the small church in Chilhac, Haute-Loire, France.

Layers and layers of patina in soft greys ~ Angel Plaque from FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course, Trumeau painted and distressed using traditional recipes and methods from FARRAGOZ, Pewter Objects, Tarnished Metal Stencils, Shells and Feathers.

Insider Tips on How-To create a French grey patina on wood using inexpensive homemade paint.

FARRAGOZ ~ The Art of Patina ~

The patina on these mirror frames was created using the homemade traditional paint recipes and ageing methods from the FARRAGOZ online courses. The one frame used to be a shiny white plastic frame and the other was made from scratch.

I came across this in an article about what your treasures are worth, in an old Metropolitan Home magazine. I thought this would be something interesting to share with you as you can make this. Go HERE for more info.

Italian commode, 18th century, maker: Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820)

Before its make-over, this hand painted display cabinet was a lot smaller, missing some of its cornice mouldings and was covered in a lot of varnish. See how it was transformed here, using the FARRAGOZ methods.

Exquisite detail on this paneling and Trumeau! ~ Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Enjoying the rich patina and magnificent details on boiserie and furniture at Paris museum ~ Musée Carnavalet.

Learn how to make your own mirrors and paints from scratch, using original old recipes and natural products, to get the perfect flaky or chippy look! No expensive branded products used here!

FARRAGOZ paint finish in greys and charcoals.

Attention to detail on shutters and windows at the Palace of Versailles.

Paint finish in shades of blue, using homemade paints and techniques from the FARRAGOZ Online Course, to achieve this authentic antique look.

This beautifully faded green door from the Auvergne in France.

Creating some blue patina, using FARRAGOZ traditional recipes and methods to achieve this chalky, chipped and worn finish. This is NOT chalk paint. These are very old recipes as used for hundreds of years by our ancestors to create those painted beauties in museums that we now drool over.

A farrago of old signs, iron work, lights and architectural decorations, adorn the Passage des Panoramas in Paris