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Vintage Ormolu & Porcelain Mounted Console Table & Mirror 20th C

Vintage Ormolu & Porcelain Mounted Console Table & Mirror  20th C | Ref. no. A2062a | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: A2062a
Price: £ 0.00
This is an elegant Louis Revival console table and mirror by the renowned cabinet maker  H & L Epstein, dating from mid 20th...

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This is an elegant Louis Revival console table and mirror by the renowned cabinet maker  H & L Epstein, dating from mid 20th century.

These magnificent pieces are crafted from kingwood with stunnning ormolu mounts and the console features fourteen Sevres style small porcelain plaques depicting courting couples with a larger circular plaque in the center and this is  surmounted with a beautiful cream veined Gris St Anne marble top.It is raised on elegant reeded tapering legs that terminate in ormolu toupie feet and joined by a shaped 'X' stretcher centred with an ormolu urn.

The console comes with a matching kingwood  wall mirror. The beautifully carved rectangular mirror features a flaming torch and quiver surmount with Sevres style floral painted plaques surrounding the mirror frame.
 

Add a touch of unparalleled elegant French style to your home.
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 96 x Depth 36 - Console Table

Height 120 x Width 78 x Depth 4 - Mirror

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - Console Table

Height 3 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches - Mirror

Our reference: A2062a

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.

No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt (also known as vermeil).

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 96 x Depth 36 - Console Table

Height 120 x Width 78 x Depth 4 - Mirror

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - Console Table

Height 3 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches - Mirror

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