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 Bronze & Ormolu Mantel Clock c.1850 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A quality French ormolu and bronze mantel clock of slim proportions. The original bronze patinated case with gilt ormolu mounts and feet. Surmounted by a seated bronze winged cherub on ...
French Bronze & Ormolu Mantel Clock c.1850 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£1,350

$1,710 €1,514

Fine Quality 19th Century French Ebonised & Amboyna Serpentine Sewing Table from Charnwood Antiques

Fine quality 19th Century French ebonised & amboyna serpentine Sewing Table with ormolu mounts & inlaid brass line & central cartouche to top. Top lifts up to reveal rosewood lined ...
Fine Quality 19th Century French Ebonised & Amboyna Serpentine Sewing Table from Charnwood Antiques

£1,395

$1,767 €1,565

French Louis XVI Period Large Sculpture White Marble & Ormolu Pendule Mantel Clock with the Allegory of Love & Science from Koos Limburg Jnr

A French Large White Marble And Ormolu Pendule Mantel Clock With The Allegory of Love and Science. Signed: DeBelle A Paris, who was working circa 1780. Still with the original 8 days ...
French Louis XVI Period Large Sculpture White Marble & Ormolu Pendule Mantel Clock with the Allegory of Love & Science from Koos Limburg Jnr

Very Stylish Charles X Rosewood / Palisandre Inlaid with Lemon Wood & Ormolu Portico Clock C.1830 from Koos Limburg Jnr

A Very Stylish Charles X Rosewood/Palisandre Inlaid With Lemon Wood and Ormolu Portico Clock Circa: 1830 The warm colour Rosewood case with original patination the case has very fine marquetry inlay ...
Very Stylish Charles X Rosewood / Palisandre Inlaid with Lemon Wood & Ormolu Portico Clock C.1830 from Koos Limburg Jnr

£875

$1,108 €981

French Ormolu & Porcelain Mantel Clock from Devonshire Antiques

A very attractive French Ormalou & navy blue porcelain 19th Century mantel clock. Showing cherubs adorning each side, with rams head & floral design. Stamped on the movement Bardon Montpellier. ...
French Ormolu & Porcelain Mantel Clock from Devonshire Antiques

£2,500

$3,166 €2,804

Substantial French Empire Period Cheval Mirror c.1820 from Camden Antiques

A superb early 19th French Empire period mahogany and ormolu-mounted 'cheval' or dressing mirror. It is of substantial size and excellent quality. The frame of rich coloured and well figured ...
Substantial French Empire Period Cheval Mirror c.1820 from Camden Antiques

£3,450

$4,370 €3,870

French Marble Top Ormolu Mounted Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

Fabulous quality & stunning looking serpentine shaped ormolu mounted cabinet, with a marble top & loads of marquetry. There are many different woods involved, especially within the floral marquetry. The ...
French Marble Top Ormolu Mounted Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

£1,650

$2,090 €1,851

Marble & Ormolu Bust by Marionnet from Wick Antiques Ltd

A French marble and ormolu bust by Marionnet, showing the white marble head and shoulders of a girl with her hair in a bun and ringlets framing her face, with ...
Marble & Ormolu Bust by Marionnet from Wick Antiques Ltd

£2,450

$3,103 €2,748

Exhibition Quality 19th Century Ormolu Mounted Amboyna Shaped Cabinet from Loveday Antiques

An exhibition quality 19th Century English antique ormolu mounted amboyna and ebony shaped side cabinet on tapering legs. This superb cabinet being finely decorated with ebony beading and stringing having a ...
Exhibition Quality 19th Century Ormolu Mounted Amboyna Shaped Cabinet from Loveday Antiques

£12,750

$16,149 €14,301

19th Century French Palais Royal Cut Glass & Ormulu Chamberstick c.1890 from Julie Cartwright Antiques

This charming 19th Century French overlay glass and ormulu chamberstick. The circular blue overlay glass drip pan mounted with a removable bronze dore pedestal base and holder. the central dome ...
19th Century French Palais Royal Cut Glass & Ormulu Chamberstick c.1890 from Julie Cartwright Antiques

£125

$158 €140

Pair of 19th Century French Ormolu Girondelles from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

These very attractive and decorative pair of 19th C. French ormolu Girondelles that have been fitted for electricity are decorated with winged figures and feature 3 candelabra arms with candlestick ...
Pair of 19th Century French Ormolu Girondelles from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

£1,675

$2,121 €1,879

19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode from Augustus Brandt Antiques

A Louis XVI style commode, mid-19th Century, veneered in tulip and kingwood, the three drawers with ring-pull handles and escutcheons, with ebony and boxwood stripes, on tapered legs capped with ...
19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode from Augustus Brandt Antiques

£4,950

$6,269 €5,552

19th Century Pair of French Restoration Ormolu Cassolettes from Augustus Brandt Antiques

A pair of French ormolu and bronze Cassolettes of the Bourbon Restoration era, circa 1814-1830, the bronze patinated dark brown, each reversible cover with flaming finial, the bodies with ram's ...
19th Century Pair of French Restoration Ormolu Cassolettes from Augustus Brandt Antiques

£1,450

$1,836 €1,626

Early Victorian Ormolu & Agate Snuff Box from Jeff Sims Antiques

A rare and good quality early Victorian snuff box. This attractive example is French and has an ormolu (gilded brass) frame and gorgeous banded agate lid and base panels in ...
Early Victorian Ormolu & Agate Snuff Box from Jeff Sims Antiques

£95

$120 €107

Late 18th Century Occasional Table from Augustus Brandt Antiques

A Georgian period occasional table painted to simulate marbles and rosewood, English circa 1790-1810, the canted rectangular top painted in a variety of colors with twenty-four panels to simulate various ...
Late 18th Century Occasional Table from Augustus Brandt Antiques

£2,950

$3,736 €3,309

18th Century French Ormolu Mounted Side Table from Augustus Brandt Antiques

A fine French ormolu-mounted tulipwood, kingwood and Marquetry table an ecrire, circa 1850, the top inlaid with tulips and poppies within a cartouche, above a frieze drawer and two side ...
18th Century French Ormolu Mounted Side Table from Augustus Brandt Antiques

£2,800

$3,546 €3,141

Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

Perfectly executed in heavy crystal glass and bronze. A superb example of a French casket. This fine box is decorated with high quality ormolu mounts. The condition is very good well ...
Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

£1,295

$1,640 €1,453

Pair of Lustre Ormolu Candlestick Lights from Neville Platt Antiques

Circular cut glass bowl below lamp with serrated rim and attached glass lustres. Ornate cast stem and base of stylised shell and leaf design.
Pair of Lustre Ormolu Candlestick Lights from Neville Platt Antiques

£545

$690 €611

Baccarat Charles X Glass Casket / Box Antique Bronze Mounted from Kenley Hall Antiques

Executed using heavy Baccarat Cut Crystal glass with a starburst design on the top A early superb French glass Casket This fine box is decorated with high quality ormolu mounts The condition is ...
Baccarat Charles X Glass Casket / Box Antique Bronze Mounted from Kenley Hall Antiques

£1,550

$1,963 €1,739

Antique French Ormolu & Enamel Picture Frame from Kenley Hall Antiques

A nice quality enamel frame decorated with foliate and floral scrolls in cobalt blue and gold overlay design with easel back. Superb condition with no faults
Antique French Ormolu & Enamel Picture Frame from Kenley Hall Antiques

£850

$1,077 €953

Large Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

Perfectly Executed in heavy Crystal glass and Bronze. A superb example of a French Casket. This fine box is decorated with high quality ormolu mounts. All the glass is heavily ...
Large Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

£1,250

$1,583 €1,402

Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

Perfectly executed in heavy crystal glass and bronze. A superb example of a French casket. This fine box is decorated with high quality ormolu mounts. The condition is very good well ...
Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Glass Casket / Box French from Kenley Hall Antiques

£1,295

$1,640 €1,453

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

Antique French style mahogany display cabinet with very detailed classical gilt bronze mounts. The top gallery has pierced work with swags below. The inside of this cabinet has gold embossed ...
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

£750

$950 €841

Rare Early 19th Century French Ormolu Clock Depicting 'the Oath of the Horatii' from Kenley Hall Antiques

A RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH ORMOLU CLOCK DEPICTING 'THE OATH OF THE HORATII' Cast with a father and his three sons, the latter standing before him, arms around one another, ...
Rare Early 19th Century French Ormolu Clock Depicting 'the Oath of the Horatii' from Kenley Hall Antiques

£9,500

$12,032 €10,656

18th Century Ebonised French Commode with Marble Top from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

This is a small 18th Century French antique ebonised marble top commode with ormolu mounts.
18th Century Ebonised French Commode with Marble Top from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

£2,400

$3,040 €2,692

French Belle Epoque Tortoise Shell Mantel Clock by L.P Japy from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

​A very good quality French red tortoise shell serpentine shaped mantel clock in the Louis XV style with scroll leaf design ormolu mounts and moulds. The clock has a decorative ...
French Belle Epoque Tortoise Shell Mantel Clock by L.P Japy from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

£1,200

$1,520 €1,346

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

$627 €555

Pair of French Cabinets c.1920 from The Vintage Interiors

This stunning pair of French oak server sideboards with original green marble tops. The cabinets have glazed tops with brass beading, carved canopies and brass ormolu mounts. The glazed tops ...
Pair of French Cabinets c.1920 from The Vintage Interiors

£3,250

$4,116 €3,645

Ormolu Mounted Clock Wall Bracket in Burr Walnut from Celia Rose Antiques

A rare and stunning Ormolu Mounted Burr Walnut wall clock bracket in the Louis XVI Manner. The oblong top has a border of ormolu mounts with it's tapering edge with ...
Ormolu Mounted Clock Wall Bracket in Burr Walnut from Celia Rose Antiques

£385

$488 €432

Gorgeous Victorian Velvet & Ormolu Spectacles Case from Jeff Sims Antiques

A gorgeous Victorian spectacles case. This charming example has a velvet body pouch in deep emerald green with ormolu (gilded metal) decoration to the front, chain and clip. The belt ...
Gorgeous Victorian Velvet & Ormolu Spectacles Case from Jeff Sims Antiques

£75

$95 €84