This is an absolutely stunning antique Napoleon III ormolu mounted. Ebonised and cut brass writing table with fabulous.Mounts, circa 1860 in date. It is beautifully inlaid in cut brass with winged cherubs, a cupid, flowers, scrolling acanthus foliage and honeysuckle. The capacious drawer front has a classical ormolu female mask and ribbon tied tasselled ormolu escutcheon. It stands on beautiful cabriole legs with exquisite ormolu mounts. It is an absolute masterpiece which is sure to get a lot attention wherever it is placed. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Height 75 x Width 131 x Depth 81. Height 58 x Width 67 - Kneehole Dimensions.
Height 29.5 x Width 51.6 x Depth 31.9. Height 22.8 x Width 26.4 - Kneehole Dimensions.
(1642 - 1732) was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry. His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to a fashion of inlaying known as. He was employed for many years at Versailles, where the mirrored walls, the floors of wood mosaic, the inlaid panelling and the. Furniture in the Cabinet du Dauphin were regarded as his most remarkable work. These rooms were long since dismantled and their contents dispersed, but.Drawings for the work are in the. His royal commissions were numerous, as we learn both from the. And from the correspondence of. Not only the most magnificent of French monarchs, but foreign princes and the great nobles and financiers of his own country crowded to him with commissions, and the mot of the. Has become a stock quotation in the literature of French cabinetmaking.
Ormolu (from French'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold. To an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as'gilt bronze'. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding. In which a solution of nitrate of mercury. Is applied to a piece of copper.
Or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver.
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The item "Antique French Boulle Centre Table Bureau Plat c. 1860" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.