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Antique Victorian Oak with Silver Plated Mounts Table Top Cabinet C1880

Antique Victorian Oak with Silver Plated Mounts  Table Top Cabinet C1880 | Ref. no. 08334 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08334
Price: £ 0.00
This is a stunning 19th century English oak table top cabinet with a plethora of stuning silver plated strapwork mounts.

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This is a stunning 19th century English oak table top cabinet with a plethora of stuning silver plated strapwork mounts.

The square cabinet with a  panelled door enclosing six drawers on a decorative plinth base. The drawers made of solid oak with solid oak linings and each having their orignal silver plated handle. 


It is a lovely and practical piece which can add a little bit of character to your stylish interiors.

Complete with the original working lock and key.

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 16 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 7 inches

Our reference: 08334

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 produce 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).

Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 16 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 7 inches

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