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Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk C1860 19th Century

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk  C1860 19th Century | Ref. no. 09912 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09912
Price: £10,750.00
This is a fine and rare antique ormolu mounted French kingwood bureau plat, Circa 1860 in date. It has highly decorative ormolu...

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This is a fine and rare antique ormolu mounted French kingwood bureau plat, Circa 1860 in date.

It has highly decorative ormolu mounts 
 and the shaped rectangular top has a decorative ormolu border and is inset with a superb gilt-tooled tan leather writing surface.

The frieze has a central and two short shaped drawers on one side and false drawers on the other. It is raised on cabriole legs headed by stunning scrolled foliate and acanthus with cast Venus mask espagnolettes and terminating in ormolu sabots.

Each side is mounted with an scroll and lambrequin adorned ormolu Diana Mask.

It is freestanding and finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the centre of a room. 

This is a truly lovely piece which will display beautifully in any interior.
 

Condition:

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


Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 150 x Depth 82

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 8 inches

Our reference: 09912

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

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.

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.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 150 x Depth 82

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 8 inches

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