Gold Leafing (Or Gilding) is the application of a thin layer of gold to the surface of an object for decoration. Gold could be applied to furniture, picture frames, ceramics, silver, and metalwork. An ancient practice, gilding was used by the Egyptians and the Chinese. During the Middle Ages a high level of craftsmanship was reached when it was used for illuminated manuscripts and panel painting. It was employed regularly from the 17th century for interior decoration and furniture. It allows us to highlight architectural finishes, feature walls or feature ceilings with a variety of unique effects. Today we  use different metals such as aluminium, dutch metal, silver and copper as well as 23 carat gold.