[ UK /ˈɔːməlˌuː/ ]
  1. brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture
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  • Rich ormolu, or gilded bronze moldings and medallions, further defined elegance, offering bold standards for royal palaces throughout Europe.
  • A suite of four 19th-century 12-light candelabras are also a monumental feature from the Grand Hall, with classical women in flowing, dark ormolu robes standing on a green marble base, balancing the golden candle holders on their heads estimate: €200,000-€300,000. The Soul of a French Palace
  • Relations between the two were not always good, but in 1752 a spectacular casket, mounted in ormolu with pietra dura plaques, is first recorded at The Vyne.
  • The room was filled with hothouse flowers, twinkling electric lights, gilded candelabra, potted palms and crystal and ormolu chandeliers hung with pink roses and asparagus vines. The Bradley-Martin Ball | Edwardian Promenade
  • Illustrated here is a spectacular candelabrum from one of his most ambitious product lines - objects that combined ormolu and stone.
  • This crimson room had two doors upon the side facing the three windows: The innermost opened into a large supper-room, in which a table was spread covered with the usual refreshments of European parties, -- tea, ices, lemonade, and et ceteras, -- and the other opened into a ball-room which is a sort of miniature of the 'salle blanche' of the Winter Palace, being white and gold, and very brilliantly lighted with 'ormolu' chandeliers filled with myriads of candles. John Lothrop Motley, A Memoir — Complete
  • There is also a correlation between art brass and the traditional use of ormolu in French interiors.
  • The downstairs was all carved panelled walls, paint-ed boiserie, ornate marble mantels upon which rested eighteenth-century French bronzes, ormolu-mounted Chi-nese porcelain, among other priceless knick-knacks. The White Ninja
  • From the Grand Hall will come a striking gilt-bronze and ormolu center table from the late 18th-early 19th century attributed to one of the renowned cabinet decorators of the time, sculptor Pierre-Philippe Thomire. The Soul of a French Palace
  • Each of the legs of the table incorporated a naked ormolu caryatid.
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