This is a very fine set of four good sized Adam revival ormolu twin branch wall lights dating from the mid 19th Century.
The lights feature classical Regency elements with anthemion and classical flaming urn, with flame and scrolling drapery cast backplates issuing twin foliate scroll branches.
They were later adapted for electricity.
Add an elegant touch to your home with this highly decorative high quality set of wall lights.
In excellent condition having been cleaned, fully rewired and PAT tested.
Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 47 x Width 29 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 6 inches
Our reference: A1402
(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.
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