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  • Hoffmann, founder of the Wiener Werkstätte artistic collective, drew up the geometrically refined exterior clad in white Norwegian marble with undulating gold-leafed trim; Werkstätte members including Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Michael Powolny brought splendor to the interiors.

    An Enchanted House Becomes a Family's Curse

  • On a dais erected in the shadow of the huge gold-leafed Shwedagon Pagoda, a Buddhist temple whose glistening spires dominated the skyline of Rangoon, Mountbatten delivered a formal address that was read out simultaneously throughout the whole of the SEAC command, lauding all the troops who had fought in Southeast Asia.

    A Covert Affair

  • Children lie, brazenly and without an echo of guilt, about how the gold-leafed saucer came to be broken, blaming the wind or the dog, conjuring earthquakes or stealthy ninja-like warriors, painting themselves as champions because it is a miracle, really, that there was no more damage than only a saucer; it is a miracle the house is still standing after all it endured.

    Between Expectations

  • Mr. Lam leads me past a gold-leafed smiling Buddha surrounded by offerings of bowls of grapefruit, apples, oranges and many flowers.

    Margie Goldsmith: Finding My Path At A Buddhist Temple In Vancouver

  • I bow to the gold-leafed Buddha three times, shake the tin until one stick drops out, and then return up the steps.

    Margie Goldsmith: Finding My Path At A Buddhist Temple In Vancouver

  • Like any art collection, it was prized—and thus its display is suitably precious, in gold-leafed shelving.

    Rhapsody In Blue and Gold

  • The place is owned by an antiques dealer, and the sleek little one-bedroom is jammed with midcentury plastic and walnut mixed with shiny fabric-covered, gold-leafed Louis-the-something pieces.

    Smoking Crack In Paris: EXCLUSIVE Unpublished Excerpt From Bill Clegg's 'Portrait Of An Addict As A Young Man'

  • The folds of dark, heavy fabric fell again, though, and she saw that he now held a book—one she knew, with its gold-leafed pages and thick black binding.

    Nevermore

  • The rowers received more than $500 in swag, including gold-leafed oars and jeweled trophies from Tiffany & Co.

    Schools for Scandals

  • Mr. Ball said, “Please call me Bill,” and asked me to take a seat in an ornate gold-leafed chair opposite the desk.

    Full Frontal Nudity

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