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Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Table Lamps C1850

Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Table Lamps C1850 | Ref. no. 08718 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08718
Price: £ 0.00
A large fine antique pair of French ormolu and patinated bronze six-light table candelabra, C1850 in date.

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A large fine antique pair of French ormolu and patinated bronze six-light table candelabra, C1850 in date.

The stylised patinated bronze cherubs are seated on a finely cast ormolu plinth bases that are ornately decorated with garlands of flowers and acanthus 'c' scrolls.

They feature ornate gilt-bronze six-light candelabra terminating in cast flower sconces with finely cast and gilded garlands of flowers and foliage.

They are delightful objects which will look fabulous in any surrounding.


Condition:

In really excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned and professionally rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 42 x Depth 25

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 10 inches

Our reference: 08718

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 75 x Width 42 x Depth 25

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 10 inches

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