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Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l'oeil" Centre Table 20th C

Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
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  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
  • Vintage Mahogany Parquetry & Ormolu "Trompe l\
Ref: 05492
Price: £2,450.00
This is an  exquisite vintage mahoganyRegency Revival  parquetry 'trompe l'oeil' centre table,  dating from the second...

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This is an  exquisite vintage mahoganyRegency Revival  parquetry 'trompe l'oeil' centre table,  dating from the second half of the 20th Century.

The table is supported with a single central stem of hand carved mahogany with exquisite gilded decoration, and it is raised on three decorative ormolu scroll feet.

It is suitable for a reception or entrance hall, whatever its function, it will make a profound impression on your  guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, having been cleaned and polished, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 75.5 x Width 108 x Depth 108

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 inches

Our reference: 05492

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

Parquetry -
is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquet patterns are entirely geometrical and angular—squarestriangleslozenges

The word derives from the Old French parchet (the diminutive of parc), literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie ("woodwork parquet") to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693.

Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oakwalnutcherrylimepinemaple etc. are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured mahogany and sometimes other tropical hardwoods are also used. 

Trompe-l'œil - English spelling trompe l'oeil - is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create theoptical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.

Though the phrase originates in the Baroque period, when it refers to perspectival illusionism, trompe-l'œil dates much further back. It was (and is) often employed in murals. Instances from Greek and Roman times are known, for instance in Pompeii.


Mahogany

is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

 

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.

After around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury other techniques were used instead. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt..

Dimensions in cm:

Height 75.5 x Width 108 x Depth 108

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 inches

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