Did this man do the gilding at Staatsburgh country house?

Remodeling Staatsburgh 1895
The only worker with a more formal standup collar and dark jacket and tie which may connote an artisan as opposed to a construction worker.
Holding a gilder’s mop brush. Large size may suggest architectural gilding as opposed to frame or signage sized gilder’s brushes.

Samples of modern Gilder’s mops HERE

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