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Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860

Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860

Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860
Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860. This is an exquisite large antique pair of dark patinated bronze and gilded ormolu five light, four branch Empire candelabra, Circa 1860 in date. Each is cast as a classical muse and stands on canted square plinths cast with acanthus. There is no mistaking the unique quality and design of this elegant pair and they are sure to become the centrepiece of your collection. This beautiful pair are in elegant Empire style, a neoclassical style prevalent in France during the first part of the 19. In excellent original condition, please see photos for confirmation. Height 68 x Width 30 x Depth 30. Height 26.8 x Width 11.8 x Depth 11.8. Ormolu – (from French’or moulu’, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat. To an object of. The mercury is driven off in a. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as’gilt bronze’. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or. In which a solution of. Is applied to a piece of. Or bronze, followed by the application of an. 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. Is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on. Empire style , is an early-19th-century. Followed in Europe and America until around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of. Where it was intended to idealize Napoleon’s leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the. Style in the German-speaking lands. In the United States and to the. The previous style was called. The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called “Directoire”, after a goverment system. Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires. The furniture was made from heavy woods such as. Imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials “I” and a large N. Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques – BBVA – Account: 05701615 – Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item “Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860″ is in sale since Monday, October 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Metalware\Bronze”. The seller is “regentantiquesuk” and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Pair Large Empire Ormolu Bronze Candelabra C1860
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