Antique Louis Philippe Deniere Clock , Dated 1833.


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A superb quality Louis-Philippe Clock by the renowned French foundry Deniere.

The seated figure of Caracalla, the Roman emperor Antonius Bassianus Caracalla, is burning the writings of Aristotle, after he observed Aristotle was one of those sent to poison Alexander.

The twin train month going movement with silk suspension is by Pons, with seal struck to back, Medaille Dagent 1823, the outside count wheel striking the hours and half hours on a bell. Both mainsprings are signed and dated Maupin et Cie, 1833. Original bob pendulum. Signed Deniere Ft. de bronzes a Paris.

The griotte uni marble case with gilt bronze mounts in fine condition retaining their original matt & burnished mercurial gilding.

Height 25″ (63.5cm)

Width 21″ (53.3cm)

Depth 8″ (21.3cm)

Circa 1833


All our clocks are sold with a years guarantee having been professionally serviced & overhauled by a registered FBHI.

The French firm of Deniere was founded in 1820 by Jean Francois Deniere and Thomas Matelin. Matelin separated from Deniere in that first year.

Jean-François Denière, known primarily as a bronze maker, supplied clocks and candelabra for the French palaces, most notably Versailles and the Grand Trianon.

The firm quickly earned a prestigious reputation, building on the excellence of quality in their casting and chasing of metal. Jean Francois Deniere opened his shop in rue de Vivienne in Paris, and installed his workshop in the rue d’Oleans employing 400 workers in 1834.

In 1849 Denieres son, Guillaume, started to work with him after studying with Chenavard and the architect Labrouste.