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. Height 83 x Width 70 x Depth 50.Height 32.7 x Width 27.6 x Depth 19.7. 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. 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.
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. 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 French Louis Revival Burr Walnut Jardiniere c. 1870" is in sale since Monday, January 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.