Dutch gilt paper

From CAMEO
Jump to: navigation, search

Description

A decorated paper embossed with gold or silver in patterns that often imitated brocade and damask prints. Dutch gilt paper, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, was prepared by placing a thin sheet of metal foil over a piece of colored paper. A design, such as a pattern of vines, was then stamped onto the paper using a stencil.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dutch-gilt paper; Dutch flowered paper

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Dutch_gilt_paper&oldid=49660"