“To Gild Refined Gold, To Paint the Lily” said the Bard...
The trim at the entrance of Philadelphia’s famous Wanamaker Building is carefully being touched up with gold paint.
Therefore, to be possess’d with double pomp,
To guard a title that was rich before,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
— King John, Act 4, Scene 2