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Antique Louis XVI Style Ormolu Clock Garniture

‘Loves fickle nature’
A fine French ormolu & marble clock garniture in the Louis XVI style from the late 19th century. Venus is depicted lifting the hem of her skirt, her head tilted back as cupid caresses her face, another cupid looks on from the side. The ormolu frieze mount in bold relief depicts cupids playing. The pair of candelabra with a figure of cupid holding aloft three sconces in the form of flowering stems, raised on marble plinths.The Samuel Marti eight day twin train movement rack striking the hour & half hour on a bell, No 629.

Clock: Height 13 1/2″ (34.5cm) Width 12 1/2″ (32cm) Depth 5″ (12.5cm)

Candelabra: Height 14 1/2″ (37cm) Plinth diameter 4″ (10cm) Depth 6 1/2″ (16.5cm)


Circa 1890

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Clock Garniture

A late 19th century gilt bronze and carrera marble clock garniture. The circular enamel dial with eight day Vincenti movement and Brocot suspension, striking the hour & half hour on a bell, numbered 1039. The Louis XVI style case with urn surmount, scroll acanthus cast sides, supported by a shaped marble plinth with toupie feet. The twin branch candelabra with pinatum finials above acanthus scroll supports with shaped marble plinths and toupie feet. Original gilding.