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Gorgeous Louis XVI Circular Rosewood Display Table

Gorgeous Louis XVI Circular Rosewood Display Table | Ref. no. 00407 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 00407
Price: £ 0.00
This elegant little display table is in the style of the Louis XVI period, and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.

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This elegant little display table is in the style of the Louis XVI period, and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.

It is carefully crafted in rich  rosewood with exquisite ormolu mounts, and it has a plush satin interior. 

It features a hinged opening glazed top and glazed  sides so that the contents are visible from all angles. 

The plush satin interior will show off your collection in a very striking way.

With working lock and key.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 67 x Depth 67

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

Our reference: 00407

Rosewood
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.

 Ormolu
(from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam 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 copperbrass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. 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. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt (also known as vermeil).

Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 67 x Depth 67

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches

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