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    Could anyone tell me what this is called?

    I'm curious what this stuff is called? Gold leafing like stuff, the fancy squiggly stuff, theres a word for it but I have no Idea what it is, or what to search for.

    By the way this is a section from a painting by Mucha.

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    Art Nouveau Squiggly Things?
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    That might not get you much in a search, but "art nouveau ornament" should.
    BTW, Mucha's pattern books have been reprinted, I think by Dover.
    EDIT: Yup, here you go.

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    Aha!! the word just came to me, its filigree, I don't think its the actual term for that type of squiggly stuff when done on art, but used to define jewelery and embroidery and squiggly pattern stuff, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filigree

    Thanks seedling and elwell , art nouveau and ornament were good searches with some good reference, much appreciated.
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    I've always known it as 'scroll work'.
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