Gilded: Objects of Luxury


Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware, sterling silver tableware, mercury glass, Count Zinzendorf’s crystal cuff links, handcrafted jewelry and spoons by Bethlehem-based silversmiths, metallic mirrors, and artwork mounted in gilded frames.

Experience the magnificent craftsmanship of ornate luxury items from the Historic Bethlehem vault throughout the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, the 1810 Goundie House, and the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.

See first-hand how luxury items have evolved over four centuries in a dazzling display of sterling silver, gold leaf, copper, and brass artifacts, as well as locally-made books from the J. Carroll Tobias Collection with gilded pages and metal fixtures, mercury glass from Annie Kemerer Collection, and May Erdman’s gold accented china.