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 1845SKU: RHOL 1883 $1,275 Inquire