Monday, August 9, 2010

MEANINGful Monday: Ormolu

There are so so soooo many terms out there to properly classify furniture styles and pieces, and architectural details and construction. I've sometimes felt like describing antiques requires that I learn a whole new language!

This brings us to our new blog series - MEANINGful Monday!

Every Monday we are going to post a new term, one photo example, and a quick definition of its meaning. It's going to be fun and educational - using correct terms with antique dealers and trades people can take you a long way!

Ormolu: 
Metal alloy or gilded metal manufactured to resemble gold applied as decorative ornamentation to furniture and other fine antiques; often develops a brassy patina as it ages.

2 comments:

  1. What a stunning piece you picked to represent the meaning!

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  2. I think Meaningful Mondays are a great idea!! I just found your blog and wanted to say hello!

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