Antique Louis XVI Style Ormolu Clock Garniture

November 6, 2021 Posted in:
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)

French

Circa 1890