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Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables    Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables

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. Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables. This is an exquisite pair of. Occasional tables in the fabulous Louis XVI styledating. From the last quarter of the.

Each table has a useful drawer and is further decorated with exquisite. In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. Height 72 x Width 50 x Depth 31.

Height 28.3 x Width 19.7 x Depth 12.2. Mahogany is probably one of the largest'families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like'Flame' Mahogany and'Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments). Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850's, this particular variety became all but extinct. Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring.

Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular-squares, triangles, lozenges. The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space".

Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693.

Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine, maple etc. Are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured mahogany and sometimes other tropical hardwoods are also used. 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.

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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.

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For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables" is in sale since Thursday, September 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables    Pair of French Louis XVI Style Occasional Bedside Tables