Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century
Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century
Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century
Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century
Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century
Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century

Antique French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere 19th Century

c. 1870 France

Offered by Regent Antiques

£2,150 gbp
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This is a superb antique French burr walnut, marquetry and ormolu mounted jardiniere, circa 1870 in date.

It is beautifully decorated with floral marquetry decoration, gilded ormolu mounts and it is raised on elegant cabriole legs.

The rectangular lidded top lifts off to reveal a metal liner for your plants.

It looks very decorative with the lid in place, or with the lid removed, and a display of beautiful plants or flowers inside.


Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:
Height 83 x Width 70 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches


Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

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: 07453

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Dimensions
Height 83.00 cm (32.68 inches)
Width 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Stock Code
07453
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