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A Marvelous French Restoration Period (1814-1830) Gilt Bronze Clock

A Marvelous French Restoration Period (1814-1830) Gilt Bronze Clock

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: French: Classical: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1343421
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From our European Collection, a marvelous French Restoration Period (1814-1830)Gilt Bronze Figural Clock. The clock has a 3 inch diameter enamel Roman dial set within a milled bezel. It is signed Grivel a St. Marcelin. The movement is a brass twin train movement with silk suspension and outside counterwheel striking on a bell. The pendulum is present. The applied gilt bronze decoration consists of a young maiden and her companion in classical attire, playing the mandolin and flute respectively. They stand upon a stepped plinth base with applied rosette and fruiting vine frieze motifs, with the entirety mounted upon four toupie feet. A very fine and elegant example of classic early 19th century gilded bronze clock making.

Size and Condition: Approximately 16 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Fine original condition, there is some slight rubbing and verdigris to the gilt commensurate with age, but all insubstantial, as overall condition is excellent. The movement is currently not operating but appears complete, so appropriate competent hands can probably restart this clock.