Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century
Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century
Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century
Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century
Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century
Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century

Antique Figural Group Ormolu & Marble Occasional Table 19th Century

19th century France

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£2,850 gbp
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This is a fabulous quality antique French ormolu figural group "Verde Antico" marble top occasional table, circa 1890 in date.

The green Verde Antico circular marble top rests on a gilded central gadrooned scalloped column surrounded by The Three Graces dressed in classical flowing costume, portraying Art, Industry and Agriculture and raised on a beaded socle base.

Instill the refined elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique side table.

Condition:
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 56 x Width 46 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:
Height 22.0 x Width 18.1 x Depth 18.1

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 copper, brass, 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).

Our reference: 09340
Dimensions
Height 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Width 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Depth 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Stock Code
09340
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