Gilt-bronze is the ultimate embellishment for furniture. There are two types. Pieces available from a catalog ready on the shelf; and those that are one-of-a-kind made from a custom mold. The latter involves: making a model, a mold, casting, chasing, stippling, gilding, and burnishing. To create this type mount is very costly. Both types mentioned above are available to those that desire it.
Metalwork also involves milling, cutting, filing, brazing, welding, polishing, engraving, etc. From making hinges, to cutting brass or pewter for marquetry, Aaron with his colleagues and suppliers can give any furniture piece a touch of silver or gold.