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Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910

Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Pair of French Art Nouveau Ormolu Wall Lights Pedestals C1910 | Ref. no. 08354 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08354
Price: £1,200.00
This is a stunning pair of antique French Art Nouveau ormolu gilt bronze twin arm wall sconces, C 1910 in date.

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This is a stunning pair of antique French Art Nouveau ormolu gilt bronze twin arm wall sconces, C 1910 in date.

They each feature a winged maiden supporting an ormolu pedestal with a decorated  light sconce to each side. The pedestal would be perfect for displaying, for example, a pair of blue and white porcelain vases.

Purchased from a fabulous house in Hampstead, London  there is no mistaking their unique quality and design and they will soon instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been cleaned, fully rewired and PAT tested. 
Please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 32 x Width 20 x Depth 21

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches

Our reference: 08354

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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.

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 32 x Width 20 x Depth 21

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches

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