French Empire Fall Front Secretaire with Ormolu Mounts

(France, 19th Century)

French Empire Fall Front Secretaire with Ormolu Mounts
4600 SW 71 Ave.
Miami, Fl, 33155
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French Empire Fall Front Secretaire with Ormolu Mounts

List Price $18,500

French Empire fall front mahogany secretaire with original ormolu bronze doré mounts.

WIDTH: 28 in | HEIGHT: 61 in | DEPTH: 19 in

Origin France
Category Case Pieces
Period 19th Century
Style Empire
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Wear consistent with age and use . Brass pulls on the inside are replacements and one bronze key plate on bottom door was re-cast in bronze. Leather has been replaced.

THB REF: 7422187359


"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."