Gilt Furniture

To gild something is literally to make it appear gold, and gilding as a technique involves the application of a thin coating of gold to a surface. Gilt furniture refers to pieces produced using any of several techniques, from the application of gold leaf or gold paint to a surface, to the use of chemical processes to produce a golden patina (such as in ormolu or bronze doré).

Gilt furniture became popular during the Baroque, when dramatic and vibrant colour was an important stylistic attribute. Gilding remained a popular decorative technique and aesthetic style during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when gilt bronze, particularly gilt bronze mounts, was prized as a symbol of luxury and excellence. Gilt furniture retains these connotations to this day, as demonstrated by Mayfair Gallery’s extensive collection of antique gilt furniture visible below.

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  1. Neoclassical 83
  2. Louis XVI 46
  3. Empire 33
  4. Rococo 30
  5. Louis XV 29
  6. Floral 18
  7. Belle Époque 17
  8. Baroque 12
  9. Napoleon III 10
  10. Boulle 9
  11. Figurative Art 9
  12. Classical 8
  13. Renaissance 8
  14. Victorian 7
  15. Birds / Ornithology 6
  16. Egyptian Revival 5
  17. Louis XIV 5
  18. Mythological 5
  19. Sèvres 5
  20. Music / Musical 4
  21. Régence 4
  22. Animal / Animalier 3
  23. Art Nouveau 3
  24. Japonisme 3
  25. Restauration 3
  26. Russian Interest 3
  27. Transitional 3
  28. 20th and 21st Century Design 2
  29. Art Deco 2
  30. Chinoiserie 2
  31. Gothic 2
  32. Academic 1
  33. Aesthetic Movement 1
  34. Arabesque 1
  35. Arts & Crafts 1
  36. Chinese Interest 1
  37. Contemporary 1
  38. Edwardian 1
  39. Fête Galante 1
  40. Grand Tour 1
  41. Japanese Interest 1
  42. Landscape 1
  43. Meiji 1
  44. Meissen 1
  45. Modern 1
  46. Romantic 1
  47. Royal / Monarchy 1
  48. Still life 1
  49. Neo-Grec 1
Material
  1. Ormolu (Gilt Bronze) 185
  2. Marble 71
  3. Wood 52
  4. Mahogany 48
  5. Giltwood 35
  6. Marquetry 28
  7. Glass 24
  8. Mirror 23
  9. Ebonised Wood 21
  10. Porcelain 20
  11. Kingwood 16
  12. Malachite 14
  13. Parquetry 14
  14. Brass 13
  15. Leather 12
  16. Gilt 11
  17. Patinated Bronze 11
  18. Upholstery 11
  19. Satinwood 10
  20. Hardstone 9
  21. Rosewood 8
  22. Onyx 7
  23. Tortoiseshell 6
  24. Vernis Martin 6
  25. Amboyna 5
  26. Gilt Metal 5
  27. Pietra Dura 5
  28. Tulipwood 5
  29. Velvet 5
  30. Lacquer 4
  31. Metal 4
  32. Ebony 3
  33. Enamel - Champlevé 3
  34. Painted Wood 3
  35. Bronze 2
  36. Cast Iron 2
  37. Enamel 2
  38. Fruitwood 2
  39. Hardwood 2
  40. Micro-mosaic 2
  41. Mother-of-Pearl 2
  42. Scagliola 2
  43. Silk 2
  44. Silvered bronze 2
  45. Walnut 2
  46. Amethyst 1
  47. Enamel - Cloisonné 1
  48. Fabric 1
  49. Faience 1
  50. Griotte Marble 1
  51. Iron 1
  52. Jasper 1
  53. Lapis Lazuli 1
  54. Oak 1
  55. Oil on Board 1
  56. Papier-mâché 1
  57. Porphyry 1
  58. Satin 1
  59. Semi-precious stones 1
  60. Sienna Marble 1
  61. Stained Glass 1
  62. Steel 1
  63. Tapestry 1
Colour
  1. Gold 217
  2. Brown 132
  3. Multi-coloured 44
  4. Black 39
  5. Green 35
  6. White 32
  7. Red 23
  8. Blue 17
  9. Cream 17
  10. Clear 14
  11. Grey 10
  12. Pink 6
  13. Silver 5
  14. Metallic 4
  15. Orange 4
  16. Purple 4
  17. Yellow 2
Country Of Origin
  1. French 188
  2. Italian 17
  3. English 15
  4. Continental 6
  5. Russian 3
  6. Austrian 2
  7. Belgian 1
  8. Chinese 1
  9. German 1
  10. Japanese 1
  11. Swedish 1
Period
  1. Late 19th Century 90
  2. 19th Century 68
  3. Early 20th Century 31
  4. 20th Century 29
  5. Early 19th Century 10
  6. 18th Century and Earlier 3
  7. 21st Century 1
Artist / Maker
  1. Linke, François 8
  2. Au Gros Chêne 5
  3. Riesener, Jean Henri 5
  4. Ross, Donald 5
  5. Sormani, Paul 5
  6. Boulle, André-Charles 4
  7. Sèvres 4
  8. Weisweiler, Adam 4
  9. Dasson, Henry 3
  10. Edwards & Roberts 3
  11. Grohé, Guillaume 3
  12. Mercier Frères 3
  13. Leleu, Jean-Francois 2
  14. Viardot, Gabriel 2
  15. Zwiener Jansen Successeur 2
  16. A. M. E. Fournier 1
  17. Barbedienne, Ferdinand 1
  18. Carlin, Martin 1
  19. Chippendale, Thomas 1
  20. David, José-Maria 1
  21. de Angelis, Antonio 1
  22. Della Valle Brothers 1
  23. Deveraux 1
  24. Druce & Co 1
  25. Durand et fils 1
  26. Érard 1
  27. Grade, Louis 1
  28. Hugnet, Alexandre 1
  29. Jacob-Desmalter, François-Honoré-Georges 1
  30. Jennens & Bettridge 1
  31. Lorenzl, Josef 1
  32. Maison Forest 1
  33. Maison Krieger, 1
  34. Maison Léger 1
  35. Meissen Porcelain Manufactory 1
  36. Pleyel, Wolff, Lyon & Cie. 1
  37. Poteau, Edmond 1
  38. Precht, Burchard 1
  39. Rosel 1
  40. Royal Vienna Porcelain Manufactory 1
  41. Thiébaut Frères 1
  42. Winckelsen, Charles-Guillame 1
  43. Zwiener, Joseph-Emmanuel 1
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