With intricate ormolu mounts and dates from the late of the 20th Century. The legs are beautifully shaped and are decorated with intricate ormolu mounts, as is the frieze, and they have neat gilded ormolu feet. There is no mistaking theunique quality and elaborate design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and a fine embellishment to your reception room.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition. Height 87 x Width 85 x Depth 70.Height 34.3 x Width 33.5 x Depth 27.6. 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. Century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called flame mahogany.
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station.Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. 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 "French Empire Revival Rouge Marble Top Ormolu Mounted Occasional Centre Table" is in sale since Thursday, June 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX.This item can be shipped worldwide.