Antique Louis Revival Ormolu Mounted Commode Chest

S/N:A1696

  • £6,250.00
  • €7,318 Euro
  • $8,619 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Louis Revival Ormolu Mounted Commode Chest

REGENT ANTIQUES
This is a stunning antique French Louis XV Revival walnut and Kingwood ormolu mounted commode, circa 1860 in date.

This gorgeous commode has three capacious drawers for ample storage, and was inspired by the Louis XV style. Elaborately detailed, the commode features fabulous ormolu mounts and is raised on shaped feet with ormolu accents..

To complete the fascination of this wonderful commode it is surmounted with a beautiful and decorative Breccia marble top.

A lot of intricate workmanship by a master craftsman has gone into the creation of this wonderful commode.

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

Dimensions in cm:
Height 93 x Width 141 x Depth 65

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 4 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 foot, 2 inches

Ormolu - Gilt Bronze (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.

After around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury other techniques were used instead. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt..

Our reference: A1696

Dimensions: 

  • H: 93cm (36.61in)
  • W: 141cm (55.51in)
  • D: 65cm (25.59in)

Period: 

circa 1860

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