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Antique French Dore Bronze Étagère with Fine Champlevé Decoration


Code: 12811


W: 30cm (11.8")H: 30cm (11.8")

Antique French Dore Bronze Etagere with Fine Champlevé Decoration.

Étagère, the French Word Meaning A Stand with Open Shelves for Displaying Ornaments.

Original Deep-Buttoned Silk Lined Cushioning.

Champlevé is an Enamelling Technique in which Cells are Carved, Etched, or Cast into the Surface of a Metal Object and Filled with Vitreous Enamel. 

The Piece is then Fired until the Enamel Fuses and when Cooled the Surface of the Object is Polished. 

The Uncarved Portions of the Original Surface Remain Visible as a Frame for the Enamel Design.

Can be Hung on a Wall

This is in Wonderful Original Condition, Ready to Place at Home.

 Circa 1860.