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Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Secretaire Chest c.1860 | Ref. no. 06501a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 06501a
Price: £1,900.00
This is a beautiful antique French secretaire chest with fabulous floral marquetry decorations, circa 1860 in date.

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This is a beautiful antique French secretaire chest with fabulous floral marquetry decorations, circa 1860 in date. 

This piece was skillfully crafted in burr walnut and kingwood and features superb  ormolu mounts.

The top drawer has a secretaire interior fitted with two half width drawers above a full width drawer with a gold tooled leather inset writing surface.

There are three additional drawers all with original locks and handles which provide plenty of storage. 


It is surmounted with a rosso antico marble top, and stands on elegant legs with pierced ormolu mounts.

Complete with working l

It is a lovely piece which would look lovely in a bedroom or a dressing room.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 100.5 x Width 51.5 x Depth 37

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

Our reference: 06501a

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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.
 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 100.5 x Width 51.5 x Depth 37

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

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