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Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century

Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Meuble Francais ormolu mounted burr walnut cocktail cabinet 20th Century | Ref. no. A1235 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1235
Price: £2,500.00
This is a stupendous vintage Meuble Francais Empire Revival burr walnut and ormolu mounted cocktail cabinet with fitted and...

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This is a stupendous vintage Meuble Francais Empire Revival burr walnut and ormolu mounted cocktail cabinet with fitted and mirrored interior, of the highest quality and dating from Circa 1970.

The upper part comprises a pair of doors that each has three beautiful small shelves with brass galleries on their inside, to display small glasses and mixers.

The doors open to reveal a stunning fitted mirrored interior with a glass shelf above a marble base, above two drawers ueful 
for bottle openers and corkscrews with a pull out marble inset  slide for serving drinks below.  

The lower part has two doors that open to reveal a cupboard with a central shelf.

The cabinet is smothered in decorative ormolu mounts, is raised on ormolu feet  and is complete with working locks and keys.


Bought from a beautiful country house in Sussex, the owners had purchased it at great expense, in the late 1970's, from Meuble Francais in Mayfair, London.
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 157 x Width 86 x Depth 44

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches

Our reference: A1235

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


Meubles Francais - 
was one of the premier retailers of high quality furniture with fabulous showrooms in Mayfair and Marble Arch, London, in the 1970s.


Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.

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 157 x Width 86 x Depth 44

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches

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