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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Antique French Ormolu Mounted Painted Vitrine Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

This very impressive French antique kingwood display cabinet has a wonderful original look & has loads of character. The gilt bronze mounts are well defined & the three bottom panels ...
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Painted Vitrine Display Cabinet from Marylebone Antiques

£2,750

$3,447 €3,068

Very Elegant Burr Maple Box with Ormolu Mounts c.1880 from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

Antique burr maple possibly table snuff box with fine ormolu mounts of garlands of flowers and swags French.
Very Elegant Burr Maple Box with Ormolu Mounts c.1880 from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

French Vitrine c.1870 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

This is a 19th Century French antique serpentine glazed vitrine with painted panels marble top and decorated with ormolu mounts
French Vitrine c.1870 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

£4,250

$5,327 €4,742

Late 19th Century French Mahogany & Ormolu Bibliotheque from Debenham Antiques Ltd

This is a fine quality French empire revival mahogany cabinet. Generous proportions and as with all furniture of this scale and period it was built to come apart.central glazed door ...
Late 19th Century French Mahogany & Ormolu Bibliotheque from Debenham Antiques Ltd

£4,450

$5,577 €4,965

Large French Gilt Ormolu Carriage Clock in Case c.1875 from Worboys Antiques

A large Rococo style carriage clock dating the late 19th Century. The imposing gilt case is embossed with acanthus leave decoration and has scroll bracket feet. It has an oval ...
Large French Gilt Ormolu Carriage Clock in Case c.1875 from Worboys Antiques

£2,250

$2,820 €2,510

Palais Royal Ormolu and Cornelian Tazza from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

A very fine Palais Royal comprising of two finely cast gilded cherubs supporting an ormolu and cornelian Tazza trimmed with cabochon malachite stones and beautifully engraved French Circa 1800 to ...
Palais Royal Ormolu and Cornelian Tazza from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

French Perfume Casket Containing Three Gilded Bottles from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

High quality antique French perfume casket containing three gilded bottles. The casket is inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoise shell and is trimmed with ormolu the wood is mahogany. Circa ...
French Perfume Casket Containing Three Gilded Bottles from Gerard Robinson Fine Art and Antiques

Antique Gilded Ormolu Corinthian Column Oil Lamp Capitol c.1870 from The Antique Seller

This is a 19th Century antique gilded ormolu corinthian column oil lamp capitol. Very good quality, richly gilded.
Antique Gilded Ormolu Corinthian Column Oil Lamp Capitol c.1870 from The Antique Seller

£75

$94 €84

Pair of French Style Ormolu Mounted Bow Front Corner Display Cabinets from Rawlings Antiques

These are a fine pair of quality 'French style' ormolu mounted bow front corner display cabinets which have been made using only the finest materials with fine quality brass mounts ...
Pair of French Style Ormolu Mounted Bow Front Corner Display Cabinets from Rawlings Antiques

£745

$934 €831

Adams Style Ormolu Table Lamp from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

An early 20th century ormolu table lamp in an Adams style. The lamp has a circular fluted base raised on three feet, the top has a drip tray with a faux ...
Adams Style Ormolu Table Lamp from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

£575

$721 €642

Regency Period Faux Rosewood Side Cabinet with Twin Brass Grill Doors from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

This magnificent Regency period faux rosewood side cabinet features twin brass grill doors lined with pale green pleated silk flanked by open cupboards with two adjustable shelves. The cabinet has ...
Regency Period Faux Rosewood Side Cabinet with Twin Brass Grill Doors from S R Thomas Antiques & Interiors

£3,950

$4,951 €4,407

Regency Bronze & Ormolu Lamp Manner of Matthew Boulton from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this very impressive regency bronze & ormolu lamp in the manner of Matthew Boulton. Made from bronze, very well cast with crisp detail, fine ormolu decoration. ...
Regency Bronze & Ormolu Lamp Manner of Matthew Boulton from Town House Traders Ltd

£1,850

$2,319 €2,064

French Belle Epoque Brass Four Glass Mantel Clock from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

An extremely good quality French Belle Epoque brass mantel clock with shaped moulds and four bevelled glass edged sides. The clock is ornately decorated with bronze gilt ormolu scrolling leaf ...
French Belle Epoque Brass Four Glass Mantel Clock from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

£2,100

$2,632 €2,343

Japy Freres Gilt French Mantle Clock c.1890 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A French gilt bronze mantel clock. Fine quality case castings and surmounted by 4 finials and a floral bowl. Black slate insert panels and base with adjustable feet. An enamel ...
Japy Freres Gilt French Mantle Clock c.1890 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£975

$1,222 €1,088

French Gilt Ormolu Mantel Clock c.1900 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

A French gilt ormolu mantel clock. A well cast case with floral chased decorations and panels. A white marble base on adjustable feet. A convex enamel dial with finely fretted ...
French Gilt Ormolu Mantel Clock c.1900 from Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd

£725

$909 €809

Spectacular Walnut Edwardian Inlaid Antique Card Table / Side Table with Decorative Ormolu from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

This is a spectacular walnut Edwardian antique inlaid card table / side table with decorative ormolu. It is stamped by the retailers Kendall, Milne & Co of Manchester who used ...
Spectacular Walnut Edwardian Inlaid Antique Card Table / Side Table with Decorative Ormolu from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

£975

$1,222 €1,088

Outstanding 19th Century Kingwood Vitrine Cabinet from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

This is an outstanding 19th Century antique Kingwood vitrine cabinet. Gilt ormolu mounts and decoration throughout. Original mottled marble top. Canted sides with brass inlay. Mirrored back and glass shelves ...
Outstanding 19th Century Kingwood Vitrine Cabinet from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

£1,895

$2,375 €2,114

Fine Antique French Freestanding Inlaid Marquetry Kingwood Desk from Graver Antiques and Interiors

Fine antique french freestanding inlaid marquetry kingwood desk with a middle storage section with a long lid decorated with a lovely ormolu gallery dividing a pair of lifting lids with ...
Fine Antique French Freestanding Inlaid Marquetry Kingwood Desk from Graver Antiques and Interiors

£2,450

$3,071 €2,734

19th Century Italian Portoro Marble Column from Burgett Langfield

This is a stunning 19th Century Italian portoro antique marble column with bronze ormolu mounts and feet. It is in excellent condition. Nero Portoro marble is a authentic black marble ...
19th Century Italian Portoro Marble Column from Burgett Langfield

£2,950

$3,697 €3,291

Large Pair of Onyx & Ormolu Lamps c.1910 from Wick Antiques Ltd

These are a large pair of French onyx and ormolu lamps, each with a central fluted column surmounted by a sconce and supporting six further ornate branches of lights, all ...
Large Pair of Onyx & Ormolu Lamps c.1910 from Wick Antiques Ltd

£6,800

$8,523 €7,587

Burr Walnut Credenza from Bridport Antiques

Here is 19th Century Victorian burr walnut credenza with beautiful inlay. The two doors hold their original plates with inlaid pillars on both corners . Brass Beading runs the ...
Burr Walnut Credenza from Bridport Antiques

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

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

£495

$620 €552

19th Century French Kingwood & Ormolu Display Cabinet from Martlesham Antiques

A fabulous quality 19th Century French Kingwood and ormolu display cabinet, having a lovely figured shaped top with ormolu moulding at the front and sides, the two doors at the ...
19th Century French Kingwood & Ormolu Display Cabinet from Martlesham Antiques

£5,550

$6,956 €6,192

French Desk c.1900 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

This is a French antique light mahogany twin pedestal desk has 9 drawers decorated with ormolu mounts, has pull out slides to both side finished with a green leather top.
French Desk c.1900 from Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

£3,250

$4,073 €3,626

French Ormolu Mounted Etagere with Kingwood Banding & Satinwood Marquetry Panels from James Ribbons Antiques

This is a late 19th Century French antique etagere measuring 3ft 6ins high and 30ins across. The condition is very good with no missing pieces or chips or cracks. Please ask for ...
French Ormolu Mounted Etagere with Kingwood Banding & Satinwood Marquetry Panels from James Ribbons Antiques

£275

$345 €307

Pair of Late Victorian Painted Satinwood & Ormolu Tripod Stands from Wick Antiques Ltd

A pair of late English Victorian painted satinwood and ormolu tripod stands, each with a circular tray set on a turned support with a tripod base with three scroll feet, ...
Pair of Late Victorian Painted Satinwood & Ormolu Tripod Stands from Wick Antiques Ltd

£9,800

$12,283 €10,934

Cast Bronze and Ormolu Wall Sconce from Georgian Antiques

Circa 1890, cast bronze and ormolu wall sconce. With 5 branches topped with foliate shaped candle holders, all held in place in stylized rococo framed uprights. There is further scrolling ...
Cast Bronze and Ormolu Wall Sconce from Georgian Antiques

£800

$1,003 €893

French Antique Birch Side Table, Two Tier, Ormolu, Marble Top, c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

This is a French antique side table. A two tier, beech and ormolu, marble top tripod table dating to the turn of the 20th century, circa 1900. An appealing French tripod ...
French Antique Birch Side Table, Two Tier, Ormolu, Marble Top, c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

£895

$1,122 €999

French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet c.1930 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 ...
French Ormolu Mounted Display Cabinet c.1930 from Marylebone Antiques

£975

$1,222 €1,088

Pair of French Marble Urns - Antique Empire Cassoulet Vases from Canonbury Antiques

Gorgeous pair of antique French marble vases of amphora form We date these to circa 1880 and they are in wonderful condition We bought them from a dealer on Marche Biron at ...
Pair of French Marble Urns - Antique Empire Cassoulet Vases from Canonbury Antiques

£875

$1,097 €976