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French Empire Style Mantel Clock

This splendid French mantel clock dates to the mid-19th century and favors the ornate Empire style popular during Napoleon’s rule, during which time characteristics of Egyptian and Neoclassic influence were all the rage. This lovely example is crafted in a case of exotic burl thuya with crisp architectural lines and a carry ring atop. Adorning the front and sides are elaborate embellishments of gilt bronze ormolu in the form of swags, tassels, rosettes, and a winged Neoclassical figure on a lotus palmette. Overall raised on decorative gilt bun feet.

Within, an 8-day movement keeps the time and marks the hour and half-hour with a pleasing gong strike, while the time displays on a porcelain dial with Roman numerals and blued steel trefoil hands. The dial is further ornamented with a gilt decorative center and bezel.

This wonderful timepiece bears a full restoration and a one-year warranty. And finally, the moderate proportions of this eye-catching clock make it amenable to a myriad of display locations and decor purposes.

10″H x 6″W x 4″D

Circa 1845

SKU: RHOL 1883 $1,275 Inquire
If you would like to purchase this item or learn more about it, please click on the Inquire link above or phone the Renaissance Showroom at 805-688-1976, open seven days a week from 10 to 6.
  • French
  • Empire Style
  • Burl Thuya
  • Gilt Bronze Ormolu
  • 8-Day Movement with Gong Strike at the Hour and Half-hour
  • Restored, One-year Warranty
  • 10″H x 6″W x 4″D
  • Circa 1845