Discover Red & Gold tulip vase Daum, limited edition of 50 copies. Gold leaf is the starting material of “cold gilding”, a technique of gilding. For example some moldings and luxurious frames of the castle of Versailles are gilding with gold leaves. Huge architectural elements such as cupolas, or the dome of the Invalides, are sometimes covered with gold leaf. For centuries, history has bequeathed gilded masterpieces. Over time, the leaf gilding technique has been perfectly mastered and still remains synonymous with excellence and refinement.