Valérie Kools-Fontibus

Midas sister 

Valérie  Kools-Fontibus
My story, my background

Doreuse-Ornemaniste for 25 years.

My career:

3 years of apprenticeship with a master gilder.

Obtaining a 3-month grant from the King Baudouin Foundation.

Learning gilding, faux marble and faux wood at the King René school in Avignon.

Heritage restoration:

Boghossian Foundation (27,000 gold sheets).

Royal Theater of Namur (18,000 gold sheets).

Maison Delune.

Hanseatic house.

La Loge Franc-Maconique 86 rue de l'hermitage.

Residence of the Belgian Ambassador in Paris.

Castle of Chimay.

Fayenbois castle.

Restoration of antique furniture for:


The Paris Biennale.

The Tefaf Antiques Fair in New York (International Fair of Fine and Decorative Arts).

The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht.


Participation in the charity sale of "L'Accueil" for 10 years.

Emilie Dujat Gallery.

François d'ansembourg Gallery.

2 exhibitions at Sablondart (2 place du Grand Sablon.)

Jewish Museum of Belgium.

Galerie Esther Verhaeghe de Naeyer.