In this series of Craftsmanship techniques, used in several of Covet Group brands to bring to the world spectacular and unique designs, we talked a lot about heritage and ancient techniques that are used by our skilled artisans. Today let’s learn about Gold Leaf Gilding a technique that brings both of this concepts of heritage and skill transforming these handcrafted pieces in a luxury statement for any place.
The gold leaf application can be called gold leafing or gilding. It has been a process of ornamental decoration used on different materials and surfaces by the application of a thin layer of gold. It is available in a wide variety of karats and shades, and actually there are a few substitutes for gold such as silver or copper. Using different techniques, the art of gilding has been mostly applied to the decoration of art objects, such as statues, or even pictures frames.
Architecture is also one of the creative fields that applies the rich technique on buildings and design components, evoking unique moments of rare opulence. Traditional water gilding is the most difficult and it remains unchanged for hundreds of years and it is still done by hand.
You can see this beautiful technique applied to Boca do Lobo‘s Diamond Emerald Sideboard, Like the amethyst Diamond, the sideboard features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers.
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