filigreed

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fil·i·gree

 (fĭl′ĭ-grē′)
n.
1. Delicate and intricate ornamental work made from gold, silver, or other fine twisted wire.
2.
a. An intricate, delicate, or fanciful ornamentation.
b. A design resembling such ornamentation: filigrees of frosting on a cake.
tr.v. fil·i·greed, fil·i·gree·ing, fil·i·grees
To decorate with or as if with filigree.

[Alteration of French filigrane, from Italian filigrana : Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots + Latin grānum, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]
References in classic literature ?
They wore every variety of dress, from that of the desperate thimble-rig bully, with velvet waistcoat, fancy neckerchief, gilt chains, and filagreed buttons, to that of the scrupulously inornate clergyman, than which nothing could be less liable to suspicion.
The frames are broad but not deep, and richly carved, without being dulled or filagreed.
As a general thing, we have been shown through palaces by some plush- legged filagreed flunkey or other, who charged a franc for it; but after talking with the company half an hour, the Emperor of Russia and his family conducted us all through their mansion themselves.
Southern Stars: Northern Lights features 56 distinctive pieces made of materials like styrene, bamboo, copper and intricately filagreed silver.