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Julien Leroy A Paris Blaise and Théodore Millet Bronze Gilt Marble Clock


Julien Leroy A Paris

Blaise and Théodore Millet Active 1853-1918

Louis XVI style, after models by F. VION (François Vion, maître 1764)

A late 19th century French mantel clock in the Louis XVI style. The Circular enamel dial painted with floral swags and arabic numerals by L Gaudet, inset a gilt barrel hung with garlands of flowers and flanked by Cupid & Psyche taking an arrow from a flaming quiver finial. The shaped rouge griotte marble base inset with gilt panels standing on toupie feet. The eight day movement with Brocot suspension rack striking the hour & half hour on a bell. Case and movement stamped 2099. The mounts stamped ‘MB’ for Blaise and Théodore Millet Active 1853-1918.

Height 16 1/2” (42cm)

Width 12” (30.5cm)

Depth 5 1/4” (13.4cm)


Circa 1870

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Founded in Paris by Theodore Millet in 1853, the furniture firm Maison Millet’s production was of the highest quality. The firm won several awards in the world exhibitions in London and Paris, such as the gold medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900, three further “diplomes d’honneur” and four “médailles d’or” for the quality of the furniture it produced. Millet closely collaborated with Leon Message, who worked exclusively for him, Linke, Zwiener, and Roux et Brunet. The quality of Millet’s work is comparable with Sormani, Dasson, Beurdeley, Krieger and Durand.