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Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra c.1860

Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
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  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
  • Antique Pair Ormolu Verde Antico Marble Candelabra
Ref:07669
Price: £2,550.00
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Dating from around 1860, this is a beautiful antique pair of highly decorative late 19th Century French green "verde antico" marble and gilded ormolu ovoid three-light candelabra.

The branches and sconces are superbly cast as roses, with decorative twin handles to the sides, and raised on acanthus and fruiting laurel socles.

Condition

These gilded ormolu and marble candelabra are in excellent condition. Please refer to the photographs for confirmation of this.

More About ‘Verde Antico’

“Verde antico” is Italian for ‘ancient green’ and denotes a type of stone that has been very popular as a decorative facing stone since ancient times. As the name suggests, it is a dark, dull green, white-mottled or white-veined serpentine rock which takes a high polish.

More About Ormolu

Ormolu is the term for the gilding process that was used extensively in France. The process involved gilding a metal surface using mercury amalgam that had been mixed with fine powdered gold. The item would be fired in a kiln at high temperatures and the mercury would burn off leaving the gold veneered surface. Mercury was banned by statute in France in the 1830s and the more modern gilding process uses electroplating.

More Information and To View

Fine gilded ormolu and marble candelabra of this quality are always best viewed in person if at all possible. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about these wonderful gilded ormolu and marble candelabra. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other gilded ormolu candelabra and other bronze items at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.

Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

These gilded ormolu and marble candelabra are valuable items with delicate details and so require specialised packing and shipping to their final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship them to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.

We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these gilded ormolu and marble candelabra unless we have erroneously described them in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 46 x Width 13 x Depth 13

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 07669

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