Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C
Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C
Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C
Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C
Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C
Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C

Antique Pair French Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Cherubs Table Lamps 19th C

19th century France

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£1,150 gbp
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A magnificent antique pair of French ormolu and patinated bronze two light table lamps, C1860 in date.

They are superbly decorated with foliate scrolls and stunning patinated bronze Bacchic cherubs holding cornucopia shaped arms decorated with vine garlands and raised on elaborately scrolled and beaded shaped and stepped gilded bases.

The bronze cherubs make a wonderful contrast against the stunning gilt bronze foliate lamp bases.

They are delightful objects which will look fabulous in any surrounding.

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

Dimensions in cm:
Height 44 x Width 25 x Depth 28

Dimensions in inches:
Height 17.3 x Width 9.8 x Depth 11.0

Ormolu (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.

Our reference: 09362
Dimensions
Height 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Width 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Depth 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Stock Code
09362
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