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Beautiful French Ebonised Boulle Ormolu Writing Table. This is a beautiful ebonised. Style writing table with fabulous.
Mounts, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. The desk has elaborate ormolu mounts and an elegant leather writing surface and there are three drawers which provide ample storage space.
This gorgeous writing table is waiting to enhance your reception, office or home library. In excellent condition , p lease see photos for confirmation of condition.
Height 82 x Width 140 x Depth 71. Height 66 x Width 124 - Kneehole Dimensions. Height 32.3 x Width 55.1 x Depth 28.0. Height 26.0 x Width 48.8 - Kneehole Dimensions.In the field of marquetry. His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to a fashion of inlaying known as. Was the son of Jean. A member of a family of. Who had already achieved distinction. 1636, was for many years.
Became the most famous of his family. He was the second most prominent cabinetmaker; the first was Jean Mace who has acquired individual renown. Skill and reputation must have begun at a comparatively early age; by age 30, he had already been granted one of those lodgings in the galleries of the Louvre which had been set apart by Henry IV for the use of the most talented of the artists employed by the crown. To be admitted to these galleries was not only to receive a signal mark of royal favor, but to enjoy the important privilege of freedom from the trammels of the trade guilds.Was given the deceased Jean Mace's own lodging in 1672 by Louis XIV upon the recommendation of Colbert, who described him as le plus ha bile. De Paris, but in the patent conferring this privilege, he is described also as chaser, gilder and maker of. Ormolu (from French'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat. The mercury is driven off in a. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as'gilt bronze'. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or. In which a solution of. Is applied to a piece of. Or bronze, followed by the application of an.
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.
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There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques.Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Beautiful French Ebonised Boulle Ormolu Writing Table" is in sale since Wednesday, March 19, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.