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Antique French Floral Marquetry Kingwood Occasional Table c.1860

Antique French Floral Marquetry Kingwood Occasional Table c.1860 | Ref. no. 08834 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08834
Price: £ 0.00
This is a beautiful antique French ormolu mounted kingwood occasional table, circa 1860 in date.

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This is a beautiful antique French ormolu mounted kingwood occasional table, circa 1860 in date. 

The table has been masterfully crafted from kingwood with fabulous gilded ormolu mounts, the circular top inset with beautiful floral marquetry on an ebonised ground above scrolling supports and raised on a decorative quatrefoil base.

It is a very decorative piece which will brighten up any interior.

 

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 46 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

Our reference: 08834

Kingwood
is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.

The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.
 

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.

After around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury other techniques were used instead. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt..

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 46 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

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