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A French First Empire gilt-bronze mantle clock, signed on the porcelain dial “Thomire a Paris”,  circa 1800-1815, with a depiction of a mother, playing with her child. Exceptional castings with paw feet. The castings on the base feature Greco-Roman motifs. … Continue reading

A French Directoire period slate marble and fire-gilt bronze pendulum clock, circa 1790-1800, of a Heroic size. The circular enamel dial is supported by two-ormolu mounted columns. The entire case is of an architectural form. The pediment is topped with an … Continue reading

An exquisitely fine American Federal Roxbury or “Banjo” wall-clock, made and signed by Aaron Willard, with eglomise panels, circa 1810-1820. The brass, mahogany, reverse painted glass and gilt-wood case is surmounted by a circular glazed bezel glass dome which encloses a … Continue reading

An outstanding and very rare French Paris porcelain urn-shaped mantel clock with a white-enamel dial, and a faux-marble base.  Very richly and superbly gilded. The dial is signed by the maker, circa 1800-1810 (For a larger image, simply click on … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine French First Empire gilt-bronze mantle clock surmounted with the allegorical figures of Cupid and Psyche, circa 1800-1810 (For a larger photograph, simply click on the photograph) NOTES/ABSTRACT: The mythological associations of this clocks’ figure of Cupid and … Continue reading

An exceptional New York or New Jersey Federal mahogany and inlaid tall-case clock, circa 1795, with quarter-fan inlays, a broken-neck pediment and “French” feet (For a larger image, simply click on the photograph) ADDITIONAL DETAILS PENDING CONDITION: Exceptional with the original … Continue reading

An early ninteegth century French mantel clock in gilded porcelain. Hands track the hours and minutes on white, enamel dial with hours marked in Roman numerals. The porcelain is brightly gilded to form fluting on the body, and below the fluting are … Continue reading

A French Charles X mahogany and ormolu mounted Lyre form mantle clock, circa 1825-1835, with an eight-day movement and very refined French ormolu mounts, signed twice on the case in ink “Blondeau” and C. Blondeau”,  for Charles Blondeau of Paris. (For a larger image, … Continue reading

A fine French Restauration period gilt bronze mantle clock with a female figure in clinging Classical robes holding a garland of flowers, circa 1820-1830 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) On the other side of the case, there rests two … Continue reading

An exceptional French ormolu gilt-bronze mantel clock depicting a winged cherub in an antique chariot pulled by two doves resting on a platform adorned with water leaves. The vase containing the white enameled dial, with Roman numerals for hours and Arabic for … Continue reading