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 Antique Jewellery Casket, Ormolu & Satin Jewelry Casket, Paris Scene from StolenAttic

This is a beautiful French 19th Century antique jewellery casket satin cushioned with a scene reverse painted on the outer lid of Paris and on the inner side of the

£149

$195 €171

Timpani Novelty Desk Barometer by Betjemann c.1880 from Vavasseur Antiques

An attractive and very substantial ormolu and silver plate brass novelty desk barometer modelled in the form of a military timpano or kettledrum by George Betjemann Sons LondonNovelty desk

£1,250

$1,634 €1,435

Burr Walnut Cabinet with Ormolu & Marquetry from Merchant House Antiques

This is a very attractive English 2 door burr walnut side cabinet china cabinet bookcase This delightful cabinet is in excellent condition The burr walnut has faded

£1,085

$1,419 €1,246

Pair of French 19th Century Gilt Metal Candelabras c.1880 from Jackson Yeo Antiques ltd

These are a pair of 19th Century gilt metal candelabra Black marble base surmounted by gilt metal decorative amphora with decorative iron three branch candle holders above Good condition the

£290

$379 €333

Fine 19th Century Chinese / French Gilt Mounted Canton Centrepiece from Loveday Antiques

This is a fine 19th Century Chinese French Canton export porcelain and French bronze gilt mounted ormolu porcelain centrepieceBrightly decorated in famille rose enamels with alternating panels of

£1,275

$1,667 €1,464

Antique Mahogany & Ormolu Mounted Vitrine Cabinet from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this nice quality mahogany vitrine display cabinet It has a nice shape with serpentine glass sides and bow front glazed door Ormolu mounts Original marble

£590

$771 €678

Regency Bronze Ormolu Lamp / Table Lamp c.1810 from Town House Traders Ltd

This is a very impressive antique 19th Century Regency bronze ormolu lamp which is made from bronze that is very well cast and has crisp detailing and fine ormolu

£2,300

$3,007 €2,641

Large 19th Century French Mahogany & Ormolu Wall Mirror from Elmgarden

This a very attractive piece it has a 6 wide inlaid flame mahogany frame with an arched top the mirror has attractive ormolu mounts to the corners and the

£875

$1,144 €1,005

Pre 1970s Italian Murano Opaline & Brass Ormolu 6 Pc Set, Att. To F. Toso - Labelled from Anye

Perhaps Im biased but I do feel the fire in the opalescent glass is simply incredible and as can be seen in the photos rays and flickers of sunshine will

£988

$1,292 €1,135

French Ebony & Ormolu Sarcophagus Box from Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

This is a beautiful decorative French 1830 ebony and Ormolu sarcophagus box It has a drawer to the front a working lock and key and velvet lined interior It has

£2,760

$3,609 €3,170

Regency Rosewood Secretaire Chiffonier from Georgian Antiques

This is a 19th Century Regency antique rosewood and ormolu mounted secretaire chiffonier With raised back three quarter gallery and a brass motif at the centre of the raised section

£3,750

$4,903 €4,306

Victorian Ebonised & Inlaid Display Cabinet from Graver Antiques and Interiors

Victorian ebonised and inlaid display cabinet with a lovely inlaid amboyna top inlaid frieze plinth and sides one large glazed door two inlaid columns with ormolu mounts standing on a

£1,385

$1,811 €1,591

Fine French Parquetry & Ormolu Mount Bureau Plat from Graver Antiques and Interiors

This is a fine French parquetry and kingwood ormolu mounted antique bureau plat with leather top crossbanded in walnut It has two drawers to the front with parquetry inlay and

£3,650

$4,772 €4,192

Pair of Empire Ormolu Candelabras - Antique Porcelain Urns c.1900 from Canonbury Antiques

- Delightful pair of French Empire gilt and porcelain urns- Classic amphora form urns surmounted by five branched candelabras- Classy pair we date to circa 1900- Purchased from a dealer

£2,650

$3,465 €3,043

Stunning 19th Century French Empire Bronze Ormolu Lamp from Debenham Antiques Ltd

Stunning 19th century French empire bronze lamp second period french empire lamp of the highest quality Large lamp with fluted bronze column with tripodium base adorned with ormolu mounts Fitted

£3,250

$4,249 €3,732

Early 20th Century French Ormolu Lantern from Debenham Antiques Ltd

It has original etched glass 4 bulb holderThis lantern is wired but untested we recommended that this is professionally tested and installed

£1,450

$1,896 €1,665

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

This is a good quality late 19th Century mahogany ormolu French mantle clock with eight day French movement striking the hour half hour on a gong The clock

£495

$647 €568

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

£5,550

$7,257 €6,374

Victorian Ebonised Pier Cabinet from Stalham Antique Gallery

This is a quality 19th Century Victorian antique ebonised pier cabinet with inset porcelain panel and quality ormolu mounts

£675

$883 €775

Pair of French Ormolu Wall Lights c.1900 from Salisbury Antiques

Offered for sale are these pair of French antique 3 branch ormolu wall brackets

£320

$418 €367

Early 20th Century Alabaster Ceiling Light with Ormolu Candlebra from Debenham Antiques Ltd

This is a stunning antique alabaster light in large proportions 3 bulb fittings and 9 ormolu candlebra arms around the bowl edge Supported by 3 arms which channel up to

£1,895

$2,478 €2,176