Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century

c. 1860 France

Offered by Regent Antiques

£9,750 gbp
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This is a gorgeous antique French kingwood Louis revival bureau plat with highly decorative ormolu mounts, circa 1860 in date.

The rectangular top with with gilt bronze border, raised corner cartouches and a gold tooled green leather inset writing surface, above three frieze drawers on one side and dummy drawers on the other.

It has fabulous ormolu handles and mounts, working locks and key and three solid walnut lined capacious drawers for all of your storage needs.

It is freestanding and finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the centre of a room.

It is raised on elegant cabriole legs with ormolu mounts having scallop motifs and hoof feet.

This is a truly lovely piece which will display beautifully in any interior.


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


Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 142 x Depth 83

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 8 inches x Depth 2 feet, 9 inches


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.

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.


Our reference: 08275

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Dimensions
Height 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Width 142.00 cm (55.91 inches)
Depth 83.00 cm (32.68 inches)
Stock Code
08275
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