Dutch gilt paper
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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
Resources and Citations
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000