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Antique French Ormolu Occasional Table Carrara marble Top 19th C

Antique French Ormolu Occasional Table  Carrara marble Top 19th C | Ref. no. 09154 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09154
Price: £ 0.00
This is a beautiful antique  French ormolu occasional table, with an inset circular white variegated Carrara marble top, Circa 1880 in date.

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This is a beautiful antique  French ormolu occasional table, with an inset circular white variegated Carrara marble top, Circa 1880 in date.

It has been masterfully crafted from ormolu, the marble top with a pierced brass gallery supported by a trifrom ormolu base with cross over faux bamboo ormolu canes.

This stunning table will instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home.

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 49 x Width 31 x Depth 31

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 0 inches

Our reference: 09154

Carrara marble - is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried at the city of Carrara in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy).

Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta. The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this stone, as are the interiors of Manila Cathedral, the cold-white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the campus of Harvard Medical School.

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 49 x Width 31 x Depth 31

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 0 inches

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