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Antique Victorian Seth Thomas Quartersawn Oak Mantel Clock Ormolu
By Seth Thomas Clock Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 19th century Seth Thomas mantel clock with carved oak body, brass figural ormolu accents and reverse painted glass front.      
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Antique Ansonia White Onyx Mantel Clock Brass Ormolu Caryatid Open Escapement
By Ansonia Clock Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Ansonia white onyx mantel clock with brass face and ormolu caryatid mounts. Features open escapement.  
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Onyx, Brass

Antique French Orientalist Style Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This striking and highly detailed mantel clock is made entirely of ormolu, and is surmounted by the figure of an Eastern nobleman. He wears typical dress of his location and period: ...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French Sevres Porcelain and Ormolu Clock
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and stunning original antique French boudoir clock. It is beautifully made of ormolu (finely gilded bronze), very well modelled and chased, and mounted with exquisite Serves s...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French Neoclassical Style Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This ormolu (gilt bronze) mantel clock is a stunning piece of design, which features beautiful neoclassical style low-relief decorations and three-dimensional sculptures. The clo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Antique French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock
By Maison Deniere
Located in London, GB
This large mantel clock is an excellent piece of refined neoclassical design by the acclaimed Deniere et Fils firm. Deniere was one of the leading practitioners of luxury bronzeware ...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

  • Antique French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Bronze and Ormolu Mantel Clock
H 31.11 in. W 19.3 in. D 9.65 in.
Antique French White Marble and Ormolu Portico Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful original antique French portico clock, circa 1880. It is made of white marble mounted with ormolu (finely gilded bronze). The movement is held aloft on four marble pillar...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Neo-Gothic antique three piece ormolu clock set
Located in London, GB
The central clock with dial to the center, displaying hours in individual plaques in Roman numerals and five minute intervals engraved into the ormolu case in Arabic numerals, the ca...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic More Clocks

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Ormolu

Samson Porcelain and Antique Ormolu Chinoiserie Elephant Clock
By Samson Porcelain Factory 1
Located in London, GB
This exquisite and delicate clock typifies the European fascination in the 19th century with Chinese art and orientalist themes. The circular clock dial is bordered with asymmetric o...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Sleigh Form Ormolu and Onyx Antique Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
This beautiful and unusual clock is formed as an ormolu sleigh, which is set upon a rectangular block of green onyx which is further set upon an ormolu base with four acanthus leaf f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Mantel Clocks

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Onyx, Ormolu

Sleigh Form Ormolu and Onyx Antique Mantel Clock
H 11.03 in. W 12.6 in. D 7.88 in.
Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Rococo Clock Set
By Charles Hour
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very fine ormolu Rococo clock set by Charles Hour, circa 1880. It is beautifully modelled in the Rococo style of Louis XV in Ormolu (finely gilded bronze). Beautiful balloon shaped...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Cupid - Antique French Ormolu Bronze and White Marble Clock
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A large and stunning original antique French clock of the highest quality. It depicts Cupid among the clouds, carrying a flaming torch with which to enflame his victims with love and...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Jumbo Collection Antique French Ormolu Mantel Clock
By Jumbo Collection
Located in Cantu, IT
This important and fine ormolu clock was made in France towards 1860, according to the taste of the so-called Second Empire. The case is a typical quality bronze cast and gilt one, ...
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Antique 1860s Italian Art Nouveau Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Antique French Clock Set in Champleve Enamel and Ormolu
Located in London, GB
This charming late 19th century French clock set takes inspiration from a range of styles and periods, and is beautiful in its final execution. It consists of a central clock and two...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Enamel, Ormolu

French Empire Antique Clock, Ormolu, Patinated Bronze and Marble
By L. Ravrio 1
Located in London, GB
French Empire clock of stunning quality of borne shape constructed of rouge marble, original fire gilt ormolu and patinated bronze. The dial of the clock is signed "L Ravrio" below 1...
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Antique Early 1800s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu Cherub Striking Mantel Clock
Located in London, Nottinghill
This lovely Victorian period French clock is in good working condition. A two train pendulum driven movement striking on a bell on the hour and the half hour. It needs a bit of clean...
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Antique 1880s French Mantel Clocks

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Spelter

Ormolu Mounted Imari Porcelain Antique Clock Set
By Samuel Marti
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very large, rare and impressive original antique clock set. The bodies are stunning Japanese Imari Porcelain mounted with finely gilded bronze. Candelabra are formed from a matchin...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Antique French Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Grandfather Clock Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Napoleon III ormolu mounted mahogany grandfather clock Circa 1885-1890. This is a beautiful clock, with wonderful exotic wood inlays and ormolu finishings. It is in th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu

Large Ormolu and Sèvres Porcelain Antique French Clock, Wine Grapes Cherubs
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Popon A Paris
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very fine and early ormolu (finely gilded bronze) clock mounted with exquisite Sèvres style porcelain panels. Two seated cherubs sit each side of an urn, draped with vines, celebra...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

French Antique Ormolu Mantle Clock
Located in London, GB
An attractive Parisian mantle clock in the Louis XVI manner Retailed by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Constructed in Carrara marble adorned with fine ormolu highlights; r...
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Antique 19th Century English Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

  • French Antique Ormolu Mantle Clock
  • French Antique Ormolu Mantle Clock
  • French Antique Ormolu Mantle Clock
  • French Antique Ormolu Mantle Clock
H 13.98 in. W 13.98 in. D 3.94 in.
French Antique Ormolu Mantel Clock by Leroy Commemorating Napoleon Bonaparte
By LeRoy
Located in London, GB
This fine mantel clock is cast entirely in ormolu by celebrated Parisian clockmaker Leroy and commemorates the return of Napoleon's ashes to France in 1840. The clock is set on a rec...
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Antique 1840s French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Fine and Early Sevres Porcelain and Ormolu Antique French Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine, early antique French clock by Hatton of Paris, circa 1850. It is beautifully made in ormolu (fire gilded bronze doré) mounted with exquisite Sèvres style porcelain. The porce...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu and Marble Boudoir Clock Set by Vincenti
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and elegant original antique French Louis XVI style clock set, circa 1860. It is beautifully made of beautiful white marble mounted with very good quality ormolu (finely gilde...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique Mora Clock Swedish Biedermeier Ormolu 1800s Gustavian Grandfather
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish mora clock from early 1800s in Biedermeier style with natural finish and ormolu style detail with a great shape body and a good face with lots of detail include the b...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Long...

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Wood

Antique French Neoclassical Style Ormolu and Cloisonne Enamel Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This exceptionally detailed clock set consists of a mantel clock and a pair of accompanying vases, which are all crafted in ormolu and extensively decorated in vibrant cloisonné enam...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu, Bronze, Enamel

Antique Mora Clock Swedish Biedermeier Natural Ormolu 1800s Gustavian
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish mora clock from early 1800s in natural finish and with a great waisted shape body and a good face with lots of detail with ormolu style accents. Measures: 210cm. It ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Long...

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Wood

Superb Antique French Rococo Ormolu Clock with Visible Pendulum by Emile Colin
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning antique French clock, circa 1870, finely modelled in ormolu (finely gilded bronze). It is a beautiful Rococo balloon shape with boldly flamboyant acanthus legs hold the mo...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique Malachite Ormolu & Bronze Mantel Clock Silk Suspension Movement, 19th C
Located in London, GB
This is a superb quality antique French malachite, bronze and ormolu mantel clock dating from Circa 1850 in date. It features Louis XVI seated on an ormolu throne chair whilst rea...
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Antique 1850s French Mantel Clocks

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Malachite, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu, Bronze and Red Marble Louis XV Clock Set
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
An exceptional antique French Louis XV style clock set, circa 1870. Beautifully made in ormolu (finely gilded Bronze Dore), patinated bronze and Rouge Griotte Marble. The clock is mo...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Mantel Clocks

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Griotte Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu and Specimen Marble Portico Clock by Fritz Marti
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning antique French portico clock, beautifully modelled in a stunning variegated specimen marble with salmon pink and silver grey veining. It is mounted with finely finished or...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Early Japy Freres Antique French Ormolu Clock, A Girl with her Dog
By Japy Frères
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
An early and stunning original antique French clock by Japy Frères, circa 1850. It features a charming figure of a girl with her favorite dog atop a naturally modelled rocky outcrop ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Fine Antique French Tiffany & Co. Marble and Ormolu Bronze Clock Garniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An elegant 19th century ormolu mounted marble 3 piece clock garniture. This elegant clock set was made in France for Tiffany & Co in the late 19th century. Tiffany & co. has been and...
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Antique Late 19th Century French More Clocks

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Ormolu

French Empire Antique Black Marble and Ormolu Borne Clock by Maniere
By C. Maniere
Located in London, GB
Fine black marble and ormolu mantel clock of borne (antique milestone) form. Superb proportions and Fine ormolu mounts, well finished with matte and burnished fire gilding. The prima...
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Antique Early 1800s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique Ormolu French Cartel Clock, Honoring Femininity in Art
Located in Warsaw, PL
This ravishing antique cartel clock is in the Rococo style that prevailed during the reign of Louis XV. Crafted with great ingenuity and intense creativity from Balthazar Martinot (1...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIV Wall Clocks

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Bronze

Antique French Sevres Porcelain Ormolu Clock by Raingo Freres, 19th Century
By Raingo Frères
Located in London, GB
This is a lovely antique French ormolu, gilt bronze, mantel clock with Bleu Celeste Sevres porcelain panels, by the renowned maker, Raingo Freres, Paris, circa 1850 in date. The c...
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Antique 1850s French Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Superb Antique Onyx, Ormolu & Jewelled Strut Clock, French 19th C
Located in London, GB
A very impressive French Louis XVI green onyx and gilt bronze ormolu Strut clock in the Louis XVI style. This superb clock has scrolling leaf and floral branch designs and it has a d...
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Antique 1880s French Grand Tour Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Onyx

Antique Ormolu-Mounted Ebonized Gilt Bronze Chiming Bracket Clock, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A stunning 19th century ormolu-mounted ebonised three train bracket clock, of large size. The caddy top case decorated with five flaming urn finials and ribbon-tied foliate festoon...
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Antique 1850s More Clocks

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Brass, Ormolu

Antique French Chinoiserie Ormolu and Porcelain Three-Piece Clock Graniture
Located in New York, NY
A very fine antique French chinoiserie, doré bronze, and Imari porcelain three-piece clock graniture. The porcelain is marvelously hand-painted with intricately designed flowers, pea...
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Antique 1860s French Chinoiserie Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

Antique French Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock, Circa 1860-1870
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XVI style ormolu and patinated bronze clock with cherubs, circa 1860-1870.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Antique Ormolu Patinated Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock
By L. Marti et Cie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Very Fine French Antique Ormolu,Patinated Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock Having three patinated cherubs with gold attributes, each playing an instrument; drums,flute & symbols. Th...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Antique French Louis XVI Ormolu and Marble Mantel Clock, circa 1850-1860
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XVI Finest Ormolu and Marble Mantel Clock, circa 1850-1860.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Porcelain Mounted Ormolu Antique French Three Piece Clock Set
By Raingo Frères
Located in London, GB
Of porcelain mounted ormolu, the clock's dial marked 'Raingo Fres, Paris', the central clock decorated with a scene of traditional 19th century courtship, the two flanking candelabra...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Antique French Clock by Le Roy et Fils
By Sèvres, Le Roy
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A superb clock by the illustrious clockmaker Le Roy et Fils of Paris, circa 1860. The crisp ormolu (finely gilded bronze), beautifully modelled and chased, is mounted with exquisite ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

A French Antique Ormolu & Patinated Bronze Clock Sculptural Garniture Set
By Maison Deniere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Important and Rare Napoleon III Period Ormolu And Patinated Bronze Sculptural rotary 3-piece clock set ("Pendule A Cercles Tournants") comprising a palatial clock and a pair of...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Japy Freres Ormolu and Marble Four Glass Crystal Antique French Clock Set
By Japy Frères
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful original antique French four glass regulator clock set of the most beautiful variegated blue and orange specimen marble by Japy Freres. It is classical in style with four...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Fine Antique Cobalt Blue Porcelain and Ormolu Lyre Clock with Mystery Pendulum
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
Antique French clockset, one of the nicest Louis XVI designs, elegant lyre shape in cobalt blue Sevres style porcelain mounted with exquisite ormolu (finely gilded bronze doré). A p...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French White Marble, Patinated Bronze and Ormolu Globe Clock
Located in London, GB
A high quality 19th century French gilt bronze and marble clock, the green ball dial with applied gilt Roman numerals and a Wreath applied to the top. This is a rare clock measuring...
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Antique 1890s French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Antique French Empire Victorian Bronze Ormolu Walnut Vatican Wall Clock
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Empire Victorian bronze ormolu walnut Vatican wall clock. Item features glass dome front, bronze ormolu. Has not been tested, circa early 1900s. Measurements: 34" H x ...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Wall Clocks

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Bronze

Large Belle Époque Style Antique French Ormolu Cartel Clock by Bertoud
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Belle Époque style Cartel clock is notable for its stunning depiction of a sunburst, which is depicted in vivid golden gilt bronze. The central circular enamel dial is...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Wall Clocks

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Bronze

Antique Louis XV Style Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock Set by Denière et FIls
By Maison Deniere
Located in London, GB
Antique Rococo Louis XV style ormolu and patinated bronze clock set by Denière et Fils French, c. 1870 Clock: Height 59cm, width 52cm, depth 23cm Candelabra: Height 71cm, width 33...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Antique Mantel Clock, French, Gilt Bronze, Ormolu, Brocot Escapement, circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique mantel clock. A French, four glass, gilt bronze and ormolu decorated clock with visible Brocot escapement, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. Superbly...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Glass

Antique French Neoclassical style Ormolu Clock and Barometer Set by Mottheau
By Maison Mottheau et Fils
Located in London, GB
Manufactured in the Louis XVI style, both clock and barometer are encased within an ormolu case and flanked on either side by trumpet wielding cherubs, each surmounted with a patinat...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI More Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Antique French Painted Carriage Clock
Located in London, GB
A fine cased carriage clock The substantially sized 'Gorge' case houses a lever platform escapement, striking the hours and half hours on a blued steel coiled gong, with the repea...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Carriage Clocks and Travel Clocks

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Steel, Ormolu, Bronze

  • Antique French Painted Carriage Clock
  • Antique French Painted Carriage Clock
  • Antique French Painted Carriage Clock
  • Antique French Painted Carriage Clock
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Antique French Ormolu Clock and Candlesticks Set with Rouge Marble, Circa 1880's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French exquisite quality Ormolu clock and candlesticks of Vatican rouge marble, circa 1875-1885 Clock measures 15” H x 10” W x 4 1/2” D Candlestick measures 13” H x 7” W ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Ormolu and White Marble Antique Clock, Putto Floating in Clouds Playing a Drum
By Vrai Bronze B.D.
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A superb original antique French clock, circa 1880. It is finely modelled in the Rococo manner with a putti floating in the clouds holding the clock modelled as a drum by a ribbon. I...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Monumental Antique French Louis XVI Style Ormolu Mantel Clock by Maison Marquis
By Maison Marquis, Languereau
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual and quite monumental antique French Louis XVI style Napoleon III ormolu mantel clock by Maison Marquis, the Movement by Languereau, Paris, 1860: surmounted by an urn i...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Antique Enameled Gilt Bronze Carriage Clock
Located in London, GB
The contrast between rich blue enamel, in light and dark hues, and bright gilt bronze gives this carriage clock a sumptuous, luxurious feel. With a timeless design, the clock could b...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Carriage Clocks and Travel Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

  • Antique Enameled Gilt Bronze Carriage Clock
  • Antique Enameled Gilt Bronze Carriage Clock
  • Antique Enameled Gilt Bronze Carriage Clock
  • Antique Enameled Gilt Bronze Carriage Clock
H 7.88 in. W 4.34 in. D 3.94 in.
Sèvres Style Gold Ormolu and Pink Porcelain Antique French Three-Piece Clock Set
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in London, GB
The magnificent neoclassical style clock set would make a beautiful addition to any elegant interior. The three-piece, antique French clock set comprising a central clock and a p...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical More Clocks

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Bronze

Antique 19th Century French Bronze Ormolu and Marble 8 Day Striking Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique 19th century French bronze ormolu and marble eight day striking mantel clock having two magnificent quality bronze figures, one being a lady in period dress the other of a st...
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Antique 19th Century French High Victorian Mantel Clocks

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Marble

Antique French Sevres Mantel Clock
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality French 19th century gilded ormolu and pink Sevres porcelain mantel clock. Having monopodia supports, a putti supporting an urn, classical romantic scenes painted ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

  • Antique French Sevres Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Sevres Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Sevres Mantel Clock
  • Antique French Sevres Mantel Clock
H 17.33 in. W 9.45 in. D 6.7 in.
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Antique Ormolu Clock For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the antique ormolu clock you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each antique ormolu clock for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ormolu and bronze. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer antique ormolu clock, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique ormolu clock made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. A.D. Mougin, Samuel Marti and Vincenti et Cie each produced at least one beautiful antique ormolu clock that is worth considering.

How Much is a Antique Ormolu Clock?

Prices for an antique ormolu clock start at $650 and top out at $295,000 with the average selling for $8,525.

Finding the Right Clocks for You

A sophisticated clock design, whether it’s a wall clock, desk clock, mantel clock or other variation, is a decorative object to be admired in your home as much as it is a necessary functional element. This is part of the reason clocks make such superb collectibles. Given the versatility of these treasured fixtures — they’ve long been made in a range of shapes, sizes and styles — a clock can prove integral to your own particular interior decor.

Antique and vintage clocks can whisk us back to the 18th and 19th centuries. When most people think of antique clocks, they imagine an Art Deco Bakelite tabletop or wall clock, named for the revolutionary synthetic plastic, Bakelite, of which they’re made, or a stately antique grandfather clock. But the art of clock-making goes way back, transcending continents and encompassing an entire range of design styles and technologies. In short, there are many kinds of clocks depending on your needs.

A variety of wall clocks can be found on 1stDibs. A large antique hand-carved walnut wall clock is best suited to a big room and a flat background given what will likely be outwardly sculptural features, while Georgian grandfather clocks, or longcase clocks, will help welcome rainswept guests into your entryway or foyer. An interactive cuckoo clock, large or small, is guaranteed to bring outsize personality to your living room or dining room. For conversation pieces of a similar breed, mid-century modern enthusiasts go for the curious Ball clock, the first of more than 150 clock models conceived in the studio of legendary architect and designer George Nelson

Minimalist contemporary clocks and books pair nicely on a shelf, but an eye-catching vintage mantel clock can add balance to your home library while drawing attention to your art and design books and other decorative objects. Ormolu clocks dating from the Louis XVI period, designed in the neoclassical style, are often profusely ornate, featuring architectural flourishes and rich naturalistic details. Rococo-style mantel clocks of Meissen porcelain or porcelain originating from manufacturers in cities such as Limoges, France, during the 18th and 19th centuries, exude an air of imperial elegance on your shelves or side tables and can help give your desk a 19th-century upgrade.

On 1stDibs, find a range of extraordinary antique, new and vintage clocks today.

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