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Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C

Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Alabaster Ormolu Mounted Torchere Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09877 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09877
Price: £1,550.00
This is a splendid antique French Louis XVI Revival alabaster torchere, late 19th Century in date.   This majestic torchere h...

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This is a splendid antique French Louis XVI Revival alabaster torchere, late 19th Century in date.

 
This majestic torchere has a splendid square platform top which is raised on an elegantly turned column support with circular socle and a stepped square base. 
 
It is embellished with sumptuous ormolu mounts that have delightful foliate decoration. 
 
The alabaster features an exquisite palette of colours in the form of splendid wavy bands of cream, light beige, white and tan, which radiate a warm ethereal light and a magical look. 
 
It is perfect for displaying your special bronzes, marble statues, porcelain vases or flowers.
 
The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none. Add a classic French element to your home with this lovely torchiere.  
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition, with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 107 x Width 29.5 x Depth 29.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot

Our reference: 09877

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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.

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 107 x Width 29.5 x Depth 29.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot

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