Antique clock - richly decorated - late Empire period - revised

19th century
Empire Style, Consulat
From: 83700 , Saint Raphaël, France

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    Visible in Paris. Hand delivery in the capital and its suburbs. 50€ shipping for France.
    Movement guaranteed for 2 years

    Antique clock, richly decorated, from the end of the Empire period
    Golzinne black marble
    Molten bronzes, chiseled, openworked and gilded with ormolu
    Paris movement, striking wheel counting the hours and a half as it passes, wire suspension
    Paris, around 1810 - 1820
    Dimensions: 45 x 25.5 x 11.5 cm.

    The portico form
    Portico-shaped table clocks appeared under Louis XVI and very quickly enjoyed undeniable success. Even more, at the end of the 1780s and during the Revolutionary period this typology became a Parisian essential. The shape offers numerous possibilities for decoration, whether structurally or for ornamentation. Thus, the use of marble for cabinets and gilded bronzes for ornamentation has continued to create an infinite number of models, each more elegant than the other. Our clock is typical of Empire productions with the use of deep black marble, commonly called “Belgian”. This one comes more precisely from the Golzinne quarries. The particularity of this site is to extract exclusively black rocks with tiny inclusions, offering great purity...
    Our model is also typical of Empire productions in the sobriety of the fine columns.

    The shape of our model, wearing this temple pediment, is typical of the fashion of the time. Very architectural, the rectangular terrace rests on top legs, four thin columns with a rectangular base support the pediment, the side faces of which are pierced in the middle. The columns with Corinthian capitals, the decorations of Medusa masks, sphinxes and rich palmettes surrounding the dial form the archetype of the neoclassical vocabulary in vogue under the Empire. These stylistic elements go hand in hand with the rediscovery of Greco-Roman sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th century, as well as the in-depth studies of which they are the subject. This cultural ferment which monopolizes the greatest intellects such as those of Carmontelle, Wailly, Adam, in architecture thus impacted the decorative arts from the end of the 18th century. The collection by Percier and Fontaine, the Rambouillet dairy and even the Cabaret Egyptien are perfect examples.

    Condition Report
    Movement in perfect working condition and serviced (checking clearances, pivots, oiling, etc.), original gilding, slight wear from use. Very good state of conservation. Ideal for decorating any neoclassical or Empire period interior.

    Ref: 8RXZRMGMC3

    Condition Restored
    Style Empire Style, Consulat (Table Clocks and Desk Clocks of Empire Style, Consulat Style)
    Period 19th century (Table Clocks and Desk Clocks 19th century)
    Country of origin France
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 83700 , Saint Raphaël, France
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