Ormolu

Or-moulu is ormolu, or translated "Ground or pounded gold". It 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 veneer known as gilt bronze. Not allowed to do it any longer due to the dangers of mercury. So protect your gilt ormolu!

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French Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Work / Vanity Table with Parquetry & Marquetry Inlay from Lorna Byskou

19th Century French antique ormolu mounted kidney-shaped kingwood work table with parquetry and floral marquetry inlay. The hinged lid with interior bevelled mirror and red velvet lining. Height: 27½" Width: 23" Depth: 14½"
French Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Work / Vanity Table with Parquetry & Marquetry Inlay from Lorna Byskou

£795

$1,029 €947

French Style Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

Antique French style serpentine fronted display cabinet of fairly small proportions, which I would date to around the 1930-50’s period. It’s predominately mahogany, with three decorative panels & is mounted ...
French Style Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

£750

$970 €893

Candelabra c.1860 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Offered for sale is this large and impressive 19th Century antique ormolu candelabra with six candle holders being held by a seated cherub, base is decorated with draping garlands.
Candelabra c.1860 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

£2,250

$2,911 €2,680

Rare Pair of Ruby Glass & Ormolu Champagne Coolers from Windsor House Antiques

An extremely rare pair of ruby glass and ormolu champagne coolers of classical urn form. The metal retaining the original surfaces.
Rare Pair of Ruby Glass & Ormolu Champagne Coolers from Windsor House Antiques

£5,000

$6,469 €5,956

19th Century Marble Column with Ormolu Decoration from JMR Antiques Ltd

A highly decorative 19th century marble column with ormolu decoration. Made around 1860 and in fair condition (an old repair to the base only visible from one side). These make ...
19th Century Marble Column with Ormolu Decoration from JMR Antiques Ltd

£550

$712 €655

Quality Antique Ormolu & Porcelain Clock Set c.1870 from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this quality antique ormolu & porcelain clock set. Ornate well cast ormolu case. Inset sevres style porcelain plaques. The 8 day movement striking on a bell, ...
Quality Antique Ormolu & Porcelain Clock Set c.1870 from Town House Traders Ltd

£850

$1,100 €1,012

French Gilt Ormolu Mantel Clock, Dellatrez, Paris from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A small French gilt ormolu mantel clock. A rococo case with crisp casting with leaf scrolls. A gilt dial with individual enamel numeral cartouches and blued steel hands. An 8-day ...
French Gilt Ormolu Mantel Clock, Dellatrez, Paris from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£575

$744 €685

Top Quality Rock Crystal & Ormolu Inkwell from Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

This is a really top quality French 19th Century rock crystal and ormolu inkwell. It may have had another use, but this appears to be the most likely. This ...
Top Quality Rock Crystal & Ormolu Inkwell from Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

£395

$511 €471

Charles X Period Gilt Ormolu French Mantel Clock from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A good quality French Charles X period mantel clock. A very well, heavy cast case of rococo design on a fixed base. The original gilded ormolu case finish. A silvered ...
Charles X Period Gilt Ormolu French Mantel Clock from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£950

$1,229 €1,132

Quality Antique Ormolu Light Fitting c.1900 from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this quality ormolu hanging light fitting. Fine casting, ormolu finish, 5 scrolling branches with english bayonet bulb fittings, hanging chain drapes, pineapple finial to the bottom. ...
Quality Antique Ormolu Light Fitting c.1900 from Town House Traders Ltd

£380

$492 €453

Rare Small Georgian Clock Under a Glass Dome from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A rare gilt ormolu Georgian period mantel clock of very small proportions. A silvered engraved dial with blued steel hands. The original gilt finish to the rococo design case. The ...
Rare Small Georgian Clock Under a Glass Dome from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£575

$744 €685

Antique Onyx Pedestal with Ormolu Decoration from JMR Antiques Ltd

A very attractive 19th century Onyx pedestal with Ormolu decoration. This is a very good example and of a good size. There are a couple of minor knocks to the ...
Antique Onyx Pedestal with Ormolu Decoration from JMR Antiques Ltd

£895

$1,158 €1,066

French Pair of Marquetry Bedside Tables Louis XV Style from A & A French Interiors

Antique French Pair Of Marquetry Bedside Tables Louis XV Style A wonderful rustic pair of Louis XV style night stands with removable marble tops above two good sized drawers on elegant ...
French Pair of Marquetry Bedside Tables Louis XV Style from A & A French Interiors

£495

$640 €590

Late 19th Century Mahogany & Ormolu French Mantel Clock from Charnwood Antiques

Late 19th Century Mahogany & Ormolu French Mantel Clock with eight day French movement striking the hour & half hour on a gong. The clock is mounted on a presentation ...
Late 19th Century Mahogany & Ormolu French Mantel Clock from Charnwood Antiques

£495

$640 €590

French Louis Style Marquetry Cabinets Demi Lune Bedside Tables Nightstands from A & A French Interiors

Antique French Side Cabinets Bedside Tables Nightstands A super pair of French marquetry demi lune bedside cabinets. Featuring brass ormolu galleries and mounts, three petite drawers and raised on elegant slightly ...
French Louis Style Marquetry Cabinets Demi Lune Bedside Tables Nightstands from A & A French Interiors

£475

$615 €566

Antique French Parquetry Top Nest of Tables c.1870 from Marylebone Antiques

Antique French kingwood & mahogany nest of tables with parquetry tops & gilt bronze mounts. The tops are also cross banded with inlays between & the edges have brass rims. ...
Antique French Parquetry Top Nest of Tables c.1870 from Marylebone Antiques

£750

$970 €893

French Louis Style Marquetry Cabinets Demi Lune Bedside Tables from A & A French Interiors

A super pair of French marquetry demi lune bedside cabinets. Featuring brass ormolu galleries and mounts, three petite drawers and raised on elegant slightly fluted legs. Both attractive and versatile, perfect ...
French Louis Style Marquetry Cabinets Demi Lune Bedside Tables from A & A French Interiors

£475

$615 €566

Fine 19th Century French 8 Day Marble & Ormolu Mantel Clock from Country Homes Antiques

Fine 19th-century French eight-day marble and ormolu mantel clock. This clock is in stunning original condition. Eight-day movement with porcelain dial keeps good time, gilt Roman numerals and finely painted ...
Fine 19th Century French 8 Day Marble & Ormolu Mantel Clock from Country Homes Antiques

£1,200

$1,552 €1,429

Fine Quality Ormolu French Mantel Clock, Henri Marc Paris c.1870 from Story Antique Clocks

A fine quality French ormolu, gilt bronze mantel clock with pink porcelain dial made by Henri Marc of Paris, circa 1870. The impressive and ornate moulded case with finely cast gilded ...
Fine Quality Ormolu French Mantel Clock, Henri Marc Paris c.1870 from Story Antique Clocks

£2,800

$3,622 €3,335

Pair of French Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Oil Lamps by Gagneau from Wick Antiques Ltd

A pair French porcelain and ormolu mounted oil lamps by Gagneau, each globular white body with a flanged ormolu based and cylindrical neck fitting, now converted to electricity and with ...
Pair of French Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Oil Lamps by Gagneau from Wick Antiques Ltd

Fine Quality Ormolu French Mantel Clock, Vincenti Paris c.1870 from Story Antique Clocks

A fine quality French ormolu, gilt bronze mantel clock with green decorated porcelain panels made by Vincenti of Paris, retailed by Lenoir of Paris, circa 1870. The ornate case with finely ...
Fine Quality Ormolu French Mantel Clock, Vincenti Paris c.1870 from Story Antique Clocks

£2,400

$3,105 €2,859

Pair of Antique Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce Candelabra from Marylebone Antiques

Large pair of antique French gilt bronze seven branch wall sconces in wonderful original condition with all the candle holders in place. It’s nice to find examples of these that ...
Pair of Antique Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce Candelabra from Marylebone Antiques

£750

$970 €893

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

Antique French display cabinet in either Kingwood or Rosewood, with brass inlays & faux boulle bottom panels. It’s has a serpentine shaped front & the shaped glass on the front ...
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

£1,250

$1,617 €1,489

Superb Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

This is a top quality 19th Century Victorian antique burr walnut pier cabinet. Book matched veneers and cross banding throughout. Gilt ormolu mounts and decor to the surround. Cream fabric ...
Superb Victorian Burr Walnut Pier Cabinet from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

£995

$1,287 €1,185

Antique Ormolu 5 Branch Candleabra c.1880 from Town House Traders Ltd

This is a beautiful 19th Century antique ormolu 5 branch candelabra that has a lovely quality casting. This lovely antique has scrolling arms and 5 branches to hold candles.
Antique Ormolu 5 Branch Candleabra c.1880 from Town House Traders Ltd

£290

$375 €345

A French Antique 19th Century Two Tier Etagere Tables Bedside Side Marquetry Ormolu from HsH Interiors

Please note that this listing and price is for one table, please get in touch if you would like to purchase the pair. A near pair of 19th century ...
A French Antique 19th Century Two Tier Etagere Tables Bedside Side Marquetry Ormolu from HsH Interiors

£375

$485 €447

French Chest of Drawers by E Kahn c.1890 from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

An outstanding French Louis XV style two drawer bombe shaped and serpentine commode chest of drawers by E. Kahn with original Breche d'Alep marble top. The commode has striking satiné ...
French Chest of Drawers by E Kahn c.1890 from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

£22,000

$28,462 €26,205

Superb Pair of French Rouge Marble Table Lamps c.1890 from Fernyhough Antiques

A beautiful pair of ormolu mounted rouge marble table lamps. standing on turned bun ormolu feet superb marble bodies and ormolu mounts, in excellent condition. Rewired and ready for the ...
Superb Pair of French Rouge Marble Table Lamps c.1890 from Fernyhough Antiques

£1,295

$1,675 €1,543

Top Quality Pair of French Marble Table Lamps from Fernyhough Antiques

A lovely pair of French ormolu mounted marble table lamps, standing on turned feet with top quality ormolu mounts and superb marble bodies, in excellent original condition with a pair ...
Top Quality Pair of French Marble Table Lamps from Fernyhough Antiques

£995

$1,287 €1,185

Napoleon III Gilt Metal Mounted Ebonised Cabinet with Marble Top C.1860 from Lorna Byskou

Stunning Napoleon III ormolu mounted ebonised cabinet with grey marble top. There is a single door to the front and a shelf to the interior. The metal mounts are of ...
Napoleon III Gilt Metal Mounted Ebonised Cabinet with Marble Top C.1860 from Lorna Byskou

£5,500

$7,116 €6,551