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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet c.1870 | Ref. no. 04387 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 04387
Price: £1,650.00
This is a beautiful antique Victorian pier cabinet, circa 1870 in date.

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian pier cabinet, circa 1870 in date.

It has been accomplished in burr walnut with a glazed door, the whole beautifully inlaid. 

Adding to its truly unique character it is decorated with exquisite gilded ormolu mounts and the interior is finished in salmon pink damask.

One cannot overstate the truly unique opportunity to own such a delightful cabinet.


 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 109 x Width 76 x Depth 35

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Our reference: 04387

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Burr Walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
 

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).



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 109 x Width 76 x Depth 35

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

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