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    antique pair french ormolu rococo cherub table lamps c1870 19th c

    Antique Pair French Ormolu Rococo Cherub Table Lamps C1870 19th C
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    Antique Antique Pair French Ormolu Rococo Cherub Table Lamps C1870 19th C

    A magnificent antique pair of French ormolu table lamps, Circa 1870 in date.

    Later converted to electricity from 19th Century French ormolu candlesticks. The stems formed as climbing cherubs and rococo decoration uponnaturalistically modelled circular bases.
    They are delightful objects which will look fabulous in any surrounding.
    In really excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned and professionally rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
    Dimensions in cm:
    Height 37 x Width 16 x Depth 16
    Dimensions in inches:
    Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches

    Our reference: A2551
    Ormolu(from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-caratgoldin amercuryamalgamto an object ofbronze.The mercury is driven off in akilnleaving behind a gold-coloured veneerknown as'gilt bronze'.
    The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding orfire-gilding, in which a solution ofnitrate of mercuryis applied to a piece ofcopper,brass, or bronze, followed by the application of anamalgamof 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. Ref: YG7HEGXEU

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