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  • Ormolu Decoration on Antique Furniture

    | Sheila Howell

    What is Ormolu? Ormolu is an English word used to describe the gilded bronze metal alloy that is molded into shapes by ébénistes craftsmen and used to decorate 18th and 19th century furniture. Made of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin or finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury ormolu is called bron... View Post