Object d' Art can mean different things to different people, but it means literally "art object", or work of art in French. But in practice, the term has long been reserved in English to describe works of art that are 'not' paintings, large or medium sized sculptures, prints or drawings.
This means that the random object may be described as a high quality work of art, a three dimensional piece of art, with some artistic value or purely a decorative item, used to adorn your home or business premises. It may or may not serve a functional purpose. Whatever it is, it should be a quality piece that is valued for it's beauty and style.
The Angel Moroni
I was approached by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and asked to gild a statue of the Angel Moroni, using 24kt gold leaf. The first picture shows the statue in place, completed. The next two show the statue before and after gilding. Genuine 24kt gold leaf does not tarnish and does not require a sealer. The 24kt Gold leaf should not be touched or handled with the naked hand.