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Louis XVI Style French Pair of Appliques in Gilded Bronze

$1,512.70per set

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Important pair of sconces in bronze, the manufacturing process was to achieve a masterful and elaborate fusion of the various elements, which were then chiseled with extraordinary skill and delicacy and finally assembled; to complete it all, mercury gilding or fire gilding was carried out, in which a solution of mercury nitrate is applied to a piece of copper, brass or bronze; followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The object is then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury vaporizes and the gold remains, permanently adhering to the metal object; The artifacts of this type reached their maximum artistic and technical development in France; this gilding process has an exceptional resistance to wear, not like the gilding carried out with the galvanic method! Handcrafted in a small workshop on the outskirts of Paris between 1870 and 1875 in pure Louis XVI style. They have a beautiful patina created by time. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, the compatibility of the voltage in other states must always be verified by an electrician before use. Measures width cm.19, depth cm.16, height cm.45.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Width: 7.49 in. (19 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1870
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. They have a beautiful patina created by time. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, the compatibility of the voltage in other states must always be verified by an electrician before use.
  • Seller Location
    Prato, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4632223005272

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Prato, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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