Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, French polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Height 73 x Width 61 x Depth 46.
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches. Walnut & Burr Walnut Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown.Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the'fanciness' of the veneer - the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable. Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow.
Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find. Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks. Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs.Inlays normally use various exotic veneers, but other materials such as mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were also be 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. Is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers. The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian.
Work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as. Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo. Is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.
Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in. And other Flemish centers of luxury. During the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the. Royal manufactory of the Gobelins.
Charged with providing furnishings to decorate. And the other royal residences of. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming. Who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers. And gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in.
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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 XV Revival Walnut Marquetry Occasional Side Table 19th C" is in sale since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 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.