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Antique French Charles X Burr Maple and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C

Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Charles X Burr Maple  and Ormolu Bookcase Circa 1820 19th C | Ref. no. A1041 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1041
Price: £5,750.00
This is an fine and beautiful antique French Charles X burr maple bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, circa 1820 in date.  ...

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This is an fine and beautiful antique French Charles X burr maple bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, circa 1820 in date.
 
It has been crafted from the finest burr maple and is decorated with finely cast ormolu mounts typical of the Empire style.

It features a pair of astragal glazed doors enclosing two adjustable shelves, above a further pair of panelled doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, flanked by maple columns with finely detailed ormolu Corinthian Capitals.

The cabinet is raised on decorative shaped block feet.

 This opulent bookcase will be the focal point of any room and will blend very well with contemporary interiors.

Complete with the original working locks and keys.
 
 
Condition:

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


 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 184 x Width 130 x Depth 54

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 0 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Our reference: A1041

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

Charles X

Charles Philippe; 9 October 1757 – 6 November 1836, was known for most of his life as the Count of Artois before he reigned as King of France from 16 September 1824 until 2 August 1830.  An uncle of the uncrowned King Louis XVII, and younger brother to reigning Kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, he supported the latter in exile and eventually succeeded him. His rule of almost six years ended in the July Revolution of 1830, which resulted in his abdication and the election of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans, as King of the French. Exiled once again, Charles died in Gorizia, then part of the Austrian Empire.
The reign of Charles X  is closely linked to the decorative style that carries his name. Furniture kept the heavy aspect it acquired during the Empire period, yet forms became suppler and lighter following the romantic trend and a renewed passion for the Gothic period. Society was also changing as the king no longer incarnated the taste to observe; now, decorative arts adapted themselves to the demands of the new bourgeois population.
The art of marquetry returned with decorative flowers, garlands and rosettes.

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 184 x Width 130 x Depth 54

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 0 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

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