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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
There is a band of elegant Greek Key decoration in raised mahogany that goes all round the bar.
The rear of the bar has two large hidden drawers in the frieze, there are three further useful drawers below the frieze and they sit over three cupboards.
The two outer cupboard doors open to reveal fitted wine racks and are fitted with internal lighting that glows through the grilles on the front. The lighting can be adjusted and there are three power levels.
The central door opens to reveal a cupboard with a shelf, if required you could fit a mini fridge here.
The matching pair of stools have elegant armrests, are made of solid hand carved walnut with fabulous ormolu mounts that match the mounts on the bar, a brass foot rail and sumptuous leather upholstered back and seat with brass studs.
This cocktail bar would be a wonderful and playful addition to your lounge or family room and is sure to get noticed wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 108 x Width 159 x Depth 67 - bar
Height 117 x Width 55 x Depth 54 - stool
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 5 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 inches - bar
Height 3 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - stool
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl 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).
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