Even personal experience of these facts was not always a protection from the chill that descended on one in the high-ceilinged white-walled Madison Avenue drawing-room, with the pale brocaded armchairs so obviously uncovered for the occasion, and the gauze still veiling the ormolu mantel ornaments and the beautiful old carved frame of Gainsborough's "Lady Angelica du Lac."
There was a silence during which the tick of the monumental ormolu clock on the white marble mantelpiece grew as loud as the boom of a minute-gun.
He was rather sorry he had come, till Lady Narborough, looking at the great ormolu
gilt clock that sprawled in gaudy curves on the mauve-draped mantelshelf, exclaimed: "How horrid of Henry Wotton to be so late!
How long it may last is another question, but I am yours as yet.' She also benignantly intimated to him, aloud, the nature of the objects upon which he looked, and to which he was unaccustomed: as, 'Exotics, George,' 'An aviary, George,' 'An ormolu
clock, George,' and the like.
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Look out for Craig Carrington's pair of Louis XVI marble vases, each emblazoned with an ormolu
head of Medusa.
The feel of luxury comes with the Renaissance Revival furniture, a Baroque grand mirror, religious paintings, 19th century Victorian furniture, Portuguese chairs with stamped leather upholstery and gilded mirrors, Boulle furniture (known for tortoise shells and marquetry), and brass-and-gilt ormolu
This ornate writing table made with dark wood and Ormolu
decorations will be best complimented with a vase of Poinsettias and a simple decorative candle.
It is often gilded to give gilt-bronze or ormolu
. Making bronzes is highly-skilled work and a number of distinct casting processes may be employed including lost-wax casting (and its modern-day spin-off, investment casting), sand casting and centrifugal casting.
An impressive French ormolu
singing bird automaton mantle clock is expected to fetch up to PS12,000 and a 1930s French rug of Moroccan influence, signed in weave by Ivan de Silva Bruhns, is set to realise PS6,000.
In the miscellanea section an elegant French marble and ormolu
clock garniture realised PS1,000, a 12in bronze model of Napoleon on horseback, PS600, a ladies leather travel case by Finnigans of New Bond Street complete with silver accessories, PS480, and a pair of pocket percussion pistols by Westwood of London, PS420.
19th century "Sevres" lidded vase with ormolu
mounts painted with figures on a gilded and jewelled blue ground.