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Atelier of leather casing, bookbinding and leather gilding

The Fleuron du Cuir, a family history

In her family, leather working has been passed down through four generations. Virginie Gallon started at her father’s side and has now been exercising the art in her workshop in Sarrians for 14 years.
Her work in leather casing, bookbinding and gilding serves a clientèle of professionals (antique dealers, collectors, notaries, town halls…), bibliophiles and lovers of beautiful objects.

About Virginie Gallon

Virginie Gallon Le Fleuron du Cuir

The Bert/Gallon family has been fine leatherworkers for 4 generations. I thus find myself at the confluence of much expertise, enriched by my City and Guilds certificate in bookbinding.

In this way, I can carry on the family tradition: desktops and blotters, desk accessories, creation or restoration of chests and boxes, and I can also apply certain techniques of bookbinding to leather casing: creating boxes and containers in trompe-l’œil looking like book spines, or making storage panels, decorated, and with a patina, in the spirit of the period’s style.

As to the techniques of leather casing, they allow me notably to create custom-made holders for all sorts of documents and books.

Know-how & Creations

Leather Upholstery
Leather Upholstery
Leather upholstery
Custom-made Storage Boxes
Custom-made storage boxes
Restoration Of Old Books
Restoration of old books
Custom-made Albums & Visitors’ Books
Custom-made albums & visitors’ books
Leather Gilding
Leather gilding

18th century gilding with central decoration

Made to order photo album in tan-coloured Basane leather. 18th century gilded decoration on the covers and the raised-band spine ...
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Restauration d'un dictionnaire du Vieux Français

Restoration of an 18th century dictionary

Dictionary of Old French entirely unstitched, the back was consolidated and the endband was chain stitched. Using a sponge, the ...
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Boite Bar plein cuir - Cave à Whisky

Full-leather Whisky Bar

Creation of a "box bar" for whisky. I worked with a cabinetmaker who made the box, the rounded rods for ...
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