The term églomisé (pronounced: egg-low-me-zay) is a French word which means ‘gilded glass’. It is a decorative technique in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf. The technique actually dates back to the pre-Roman era; it was revived in the 18th century by French decorator and art dealer Jean-Baptiste Glomy, who gave the technique its very distinctive – and very French – name.
A couple of examples of the use of églomisé in home furnishings products are seen here in this small drawer chest and table lap, both of which were produced by Jonathan Charles Fine Furnishings.
Introducing an églomisé piece into your home can add a classically inspired look – give it try!
Églomisé is just one of the many techniques utilized to create beautiful, high-quality furniture for your home. If you are interested in learning more, or finding out about the services we provide for our interior design clients, please give us a call.
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[Photos courtesy of Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture.]