Gold leaf furniture, also known as gilded furniture, which has an extremely thin layer of gold applied above the surface, providing the piece golden accents. Gold leaf is so thin you may easily damage it, so take extreme caution when cleaning furniture decorated with the material. A light dusting with a soft-bristled brush is the safest way to clean gold leaf without causing damage.
A Gentle Touch
Do not clean accurate gold leaf furniture exactly the same manner as comparable furniture without a gold leaf therapy. Moisture, like from wiping it down with a damp cloth, can cause the gold leaf to release from the furniture and wind up on the cloth instead. A soft makeup brush or other brush using extremely soft bristles eliminates dust from grooves and details without removing the gold leaf. A gentle vacuuming also will help remove dust, holding the vacuum nozzle slightly away from the furniture bit to prevent scratching it.