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
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.
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.
19th century "Sevres" lidded vase with ormolu
mounts painted with figures on a gilded and jewelled blue ground.
The medal of 72 mm in diameter in two finishes patinated bronze and ormolu
Blue John, or "Derbyshire Spar", takes its name from bleu-jaune (blue-yellow) probably from the days when worked pieces were sent to France to be mounted in ormolu
(gilt bronze) and fitted with gilded handles and ornament by French craftsmen.
e eight-branch ormolu
gilt bronze chandelier, described as being in the French Louis XIV style, sold to an overseas buyer in the room at the Newcastle auction house.
This sinuous floral marquetry commode belongs to a group of highly similar examples that feature large asymmetrical cartouche-shaped ormolu
mounts on the front and echoing panels on the sides, plus spectacular drawer handles in the form of writhing dragons.
They included buttons, buckles, boxes, trinkets and other toys (small metal goods) made in gold and silver and in a variety of compositions - plated work that looked like solid silver, excellent ornamental pieces in ormolu
(gilded bronze) and of course, most recently, the steam engines of James Watt.
Almost all of the base metal candlesticks in the Rococo style you meet with are products of these Rococo revivals, many of them French and cast in the gilded bronze known as ormolu
Get the look with a White Ormolu
Highlife mirror, PS39.