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Antique Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870

Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique  Kingwood Parquetry Ormolu Mounted Casket C1870 | Ref. no. A1482 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1482
Price: £390.00
This is a beautiful antique French kingwood jewel casket, C1870 in date. Made from  Kingwood with a decorative ormolu...

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This is a beautiful antique French kingwood jewel casket, C1870 in date.

Made from  Kingwood with a decorative ormolu border and an inset central Sevres oval porcelain plaque, handpainted with a floral bouquet. With Royal Blue velvet lined interior and a fall front for displaying items.


It is  a lovely piece which will make an unforgettable gift.   

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 8 x Width 25 x Depth 10

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 4 inches

Our reference: A1482

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

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.
 

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 8 x Width 25 x Depth 10

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 4 inches

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