Gilding refers to the process of applying a thin layer of gold or a gold-colored substance to the surface of furniture or decorative objects. It is primarily used to enhance the appearance of the piece by adding a touch of luxury and elegance. The application of gold leaf or paint can be done through various techniques such as leafing, powdering, or brushing. Gilding has been popular in furniture and art for centuries and is often associated with ornate and traditional styles. Decorating with gold, by application of gold leaf or powder in a liquid.