Leaf Gilding: An Ancient Art Behind Boca do Lobo’s Luxury Furniture
Boca do Lobo is proud to say that all of their products are handmade using some ancient techniques. This exclusive brand values the heritage of the ancient artisans and pays a tribute to craftsmanship through their pieces. Today, Modern Dining Tables speaks to you about the art of applying a thin gold leaf called lead gilding, behind Boca do Lobo‘s luxury furniture.
From the land of iconic arts, the leaf gilding is one of the most treasurable and richest crafts techniques. The application of a thin layer of gold, silver or copper, has been a process of ornamental decoration used on different materials and surfaces, such as statues, exclusive furniture or even pictures frames. In fact, Gustav Klimt paintings are one of the most celebrated illustrations invoking this technique to achieve Renaissance luminosity due to its astonishing look.
The tradition of working with noble materials is part of our DNA. The traditional water gilding is the most difficult way but it remains unchanged for hundreds of years, and it is still done by hand in our studio.
The gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades and different techniques can be chosen. Architecture is also one of the creative fields that rely on leaf ’s rich look on buildings and design components, evoking unique moments of rare opulence.
Apollo is the most important Olympian God in ancient Greek, recognized as the god of light and sun. Apollo names this generously sized wall mirror featuring a highly decorative starburst shape, enhancing any home environment. The exterior frame, made from solid oak wood or mahogany and available in two finishes (silver or gold leaf), is composed of numerous sticks that lead to additional mirrors.
The Patch dining table is a must to any dining area. With a top made through marquetry in ebony leaf and a base that is made from wood, lined with golden leaf this piece makes a statement of luxury and elegance on your dining design.