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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Verre Eglomise ....Once Lost But Found by Marian Ellner

Verre Eglomise 
Once Lost But Found by Marian Ellner

and Celerie Kemble

and Sean Johnson

and Micheal Simon.

What do you have to say on this matter?
Tell me,
I am curious.
And which do you prefer??  XX's

Verre églomisé
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bakery in Paris with Verre églomisé
Verre églomisé, from the French term meaning glass gilded, is a process in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf.
In one method, the metal is adhered using a gelatin adhesive, which results in a mirror-like, reflective finish in which designs are then engraved. The metal leaf may be applied using oil-based adhesives (goldsize varnish) to achieve a matte finish. The gilding may also be combined with reverse painting on glass.
The technique dates back to the pre-Roman eras, but its name is derived from 18th century French decorator and art-dealer Jean-Baptise Glomy (1711–1786) who is responsible for its re-popularization.
One of the key historical periods of the art was in Italy during the 13th to 16th centuries. Small panels of glass with designs formed by engraved gilding were applied to reliquaries and portable altars. The method used is described by Cennino Cennini. It has also been used throughout Europe since the 15th century, appearing in paintings, furniture, drinking glasses and similar vessels and jewelry. It is also often seen in the form of decorative panels of mirrors, clock faces, and in more recent history, as window signs and advertising mirrors.
Well known practitioners include Hans Jakob Sprungli (1559-1637) and Jonas Zeuner (1727-1814).

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  1. Wow. So beautiful. You don't see this everyday!
    Hav ea great Wednesday, Renee.

  2. Love this post! Interesting!
    Love the LXV paneled room!! Inspiring for my job!!!
    I do know verre eglomisée. But I haven't seen it used the last years! Maybe it is coming our way again!!

  3. greet
    if you do use it....
    make sure and share it with us.
    whatever you do will be brilliant


  4. OOOh Renea,
    We're in love, Just like Greet we are wondering if this will be a turn in the times! We can think of many wonderful places of design use for this technique!

    Renee Granier

  5. Well, you did your homework, this was so interesting. I also learned something. Mama XXXX
    Good girl!

  6. renee

    i am thrilled you enjoyed this post.
    i thought it was great.


  7. This are rare. And very beautiful. Heaven made. We at interior design pro are a fan.

  8. Drooling on the the Celerie Kemble, but the Verre Eglamise is stunning too. Love them all actually.


  9. Beautiful! There is an artist here in Atlanta who creates beautiful works with this technique - Raymond Goins.

    I love this Celerie Kemble picture - exquisite!

    - Holly



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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