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Monumental French Bronze Figural Clock
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An exceptionally large and impressive late 19th century French patinated bronze classically themed figural clock with gilt bronze accents on Verde marble base.
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Antique 1880s French Classical Roman Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Bronze

  • Monumental French Bronze Figural Clock
  • Monumental French Bronze Figural Clock
  • Monumental French Bronze Figural Clock
  • Monumental French Bronze Figural Clock
H 29.25 in. W 21.63 in. D 8 in.
Figural Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gilt bronze musical cherubs figural clock.
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

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Ormolu

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H 20 in. W 34 in. D 6 in.
Figural Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exquisite figural Louis Phillipe style clock with Rosso Levante marble base with gilt and patinated bronze
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20th Century French Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

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H 30.5 in. W 24 in. D 9.5 in.
Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine gilt bronze, patinated bronze and marble clock by Marlin & Cottin, 26 rue Amelot, Paris. The body of the clock made rouge marble ornate with gilt bronze garlands raised o...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

  • Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock
  • Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock
  • Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock
  • Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock
H 22 in. W 12.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Empire Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock
Located in Boston, MA
In the form of a putto with a wheel barrow carrying a keg mounted with a clock face topped by a crane, on a rectangular chased plinth ending in bun feet.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century Gilt and Patinated Figural Clock
Located in Norwood, NJ
19th century Louis XVI style figural clock. Gilt and patinated putti on bronze base supporting ball form clock with porcelain dial.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze, Gold Plate

Antique Figural Clock
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Atlanta, GA
Magnificent gilt bronze clock signed Barbadienne founder, rouge Royale marble base.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Clocks

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

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H 33 in. Dm 25 in.
French Empire Gilt Bronze Figural Clock, circa 1820
Located in New York, NY
Depicting a classical maiden feeding a lamb.
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Antique 1820s French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

Japanese Patinated Bronze Figural Clock Vase, Meiji Period
Located in New York, NY
A Japanese patinated bronze figural clock vase, Meiji period, in the Japonisme taste. Depicting two young Japanese boys holding an urn, surrounded by hills, mountains and nature, ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Bronze Figural Clock by Deniere, Paris, circa 1870
By Maison Deniere
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A bronze figural clock by Deniere, Paris, circa 1870. Modeled as Cupid seated on his bow and quiver, a dove at his rear, the enamel dial signed Deniere Ft de Bronzes a Paris, the ...
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Antique 1870s Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century French Gilt Figural Clock Set
Located in Norwalk, CT
An amazing piece dating to the early 19th century. This clock set is of the best quality, a true museum piece showcasing the expert bronze work that was done by the French at the tur...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Large and Rare 1930s Art Deco Chrome Figural Clock
Located in Devon, England
This is a rare find, a wonderfully styled Art Deco, 1930s clock lamp, an example we've not had before. There's no makers name or mark so we only know that it's European and likely to...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Onyx, Chrome

Viennese Silver Gilt, Lapis and Jeweled Figural Clock, circa 1880
Located in New York, NY
Depicting a man climbing a ladder to pick fruit from atop a tree, while the woman stands with her arm outstretched.
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Antique 1880s Austrian Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Lapis Lazuli, Silver

Early 20th Century Porcelain Figural Clock Lady and Cockatoo
Located in Plymouth, MA
Rare and unusual lovely porcelain clock from the early part of the 20th century featuring a curtsying young woman in a floral gown beside a enamel faced clock topped with a cockatoo....
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Early 20th Century French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Porcelain

Vintage Mid-19th Century French Empire Figural Clock
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Bronx, NY
This vintage, circa 1855, French Empire mantel clock is designed with a doré bronze mythological subject upon a footed white marble and gilt bronze platform. The mounted bronze sculp...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Classical Roman Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

A French Gilt Bronze Figural Clock.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Gilt Bronze figural clock. France, Circa 1890 Dimensions: Height: 25", Width: 14", Depth: 7.5"
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Clocks

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Bronze

  • A French Gilt Bronze Figural Clock.
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  • A French Gilt Bronze Figural Clock.
H 25 in. W 14 in. D 7.5 in.
French Figural Bronze Clock, Louis Sauvageau
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze figural clock signed Louis Sauvageau. The beautiful patinated bronze Egyptian Revival-style woman with a bird and a fan ami...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze, Bronze, Enamel

American Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Clock, E.F. Caldwell, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
With two classical figures on a stepped markble base surmounted on a pair of yellow marble urn shaped supports, flanking a rectangular plaque with a gilt bronze bas relief of ribbons...
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Antique Early 1900s American Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French Empire Bronze Ormolu-Mounted Figural Clock, Early 19th c
Located in valatie, NY
This handsome bronze mantel clock is from the French Empire period with a standing figure placing his feathered hat on top of the clock. The clock’s enameled face is surrounded by an...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Figural Clock in Chased and Gilt Bronze
By Vincenti et Cie
Located in Charleston, SC
A superb mid-19th century. Clock with beautifully chased and ormolu gilded bronzes. Rest on a white Carrara marble base supported by five nice adjustable toupie feet and decorated by...
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Antique 1850s French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
Located in New York, NY
Marks to movement: ELR, 1903, R73 to underside of lid. Origin: French Date: circa 1880 Dimension: 19 x 22 x 8 inches Notes: Zacharie Joseph Raingo (1775-1847) The Raingo...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

  • Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Gilt Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
H 19 in. W 22 in. D 8 in.
Antique French Orientalist/Moorish Silver/Gilt Bronze and Enamel Figural Clock
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual 19th century antique French orientalist/Moorish silvered bronze, gilt bronze and champleve enamel figural clock, signed Boulez, marks on movement ROBLIN & FILS FRERES,...
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Antique 1880s French Moorish More Clocks

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Silver, Enamel

Unique 19th Century Empire-Style Figural Clock Depicting Cherub Recombinant
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Unique 19th century Empire-style gilt and patinated figural clock depicting ormolu cherub recombinant.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

Louis XVI Style Porcelain Mounted Figural Clock, Allegorical of the Arts
Located in London, GB
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze and Sèvres style porcelain mounted figural clock, Allegorical of the Arts. The dial signed 'Colin, Paris'. The movement stamped 'Vincenti et Cie'. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

French Empire Figural Mantel Clock
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming French figural mantel clock, circa 1800 in gilt bronze in the form of a classically dressed woman standing before a dressing mirror. Clock chimes on the hour and is in goo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

  • French Empire Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Figural Mantel Clock
H 11 in. W 9 in. D 3.5 in.
19th Century French Figural Clock in the Manner of Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
19th century French figural inlaid clock with bronze mounts, in the manner of Paul Sormani.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Bronze

Early 19th Century French Empire Period Gilt Bronze Figural Clock
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Early 19th century French Empire period gilt bronze figural clock. Free shipping within the United States and Canada.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

19th Century Ormolu Figural Clock by Monbro Aine, Jacquier & Picard
By Monbro Ainé 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Imposing 19th century French Napoleon III Gilt Bronze striking Mantel clock. Flanked by two sitting cherubs and another two cherubs on top, this is another example of a fine French m...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Large 19th Century Sevres Style Porcelain Mounted Ormolu Figural Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A magnificent French mantel clock in patinated bronze and original ormolu. Modeled with figures of two classically dressed females sitting back to back against the clock drum and rea...
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Antique 19th Century Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Bisquit Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Figural Clock of Perseus Freeing Andromeda
By Francois Ageron
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine and rare Bisquit porcelain and gilt bronze Louis XV figural clock f depicting a famous scene in Greek Mythology of Perseus freeing Andromeda. The clock case is made of Bisquit...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Large Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
French, 19th century large French patinated bronze and sienna marble figural clock with figure of a seated warrior with helmet and sword holding a scroll inscribed 'Justinien'. Appro...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Siena Marble, Bronze

  • Large Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Large Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Large Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
  • Large Patinated Bronze Figural Mantle Clock
H 28.75 in. W 22 in. D 8.25 in.
19th Century French Doré Bronze and White Marble Figural Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French doré bronze and white marble clock with figures of a scholar with a young student.
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French Clock with Bronze Figure Signed S. Suirat
Located in Cookeville, TN
A stunningly elegant bronze lady clutching her bouquet of flowers sits atop this 19th century clock. The statue is signed S. S. Uirat. The body of the clock is accented with lovely b...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Base Metal, Bronze

  • French Clock with Bronze Figure Signed S. Suirat
  • French Clock with Bronze Figure Signed S. Suirat
  • French Clock with Bronze Figure Signed S. Suirat
  • French Clock with Bronze Figure Signed S. Suirat
H 20.5 in. W 12.13 in. D 6.38 in.
Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A fine Louis XVI style gilt and patinated bronze figural clock. French, circa 1870. This fine clock has a waisted body decorated with scrolls and trellis centred by a white ena...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Bronze

19th Century Figural Mantle Clock
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century figural mantle clock in the Rocaille manner, the boulle work case of waisted design decorated with finely cast ormolu mounts to the front and sides depicting a putto bea...
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Antique 19th Century European Mantel Clocks

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Brass

  • 19th Century Figural Mantle Clock
  • 19th Century Figural Mantle Clock
  • 19th Century Figural Mantle Clock
  • 19th Century Figural Mantle Clock
H 29.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 5.75 in.
Allegorical Sevres Bisque Porcelain Figural Clock titled La Larcin De la Rose
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A Fine example of Sevres biscuit porcelain showing an allegorical group of three classically draped young figures, two embracing; all standing beside the clock case which is surmount...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Porcelain

French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
Located in New York, NY
The enamel dial signed 'GALLE RUE VIVIENNE A PARIS’ Movement: Claude Galle (1759-1815) Origin: French Date: 19th century Size: Height 14 x 12 x 4 3/4 inches Claude Galle ...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

  • French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
  • French Empire Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
H 14 in. W 12 in. D 4.75 in.
Louis XV Style Bronze Figural Clock Garniture by Maison Baguès French circa 1870
By Maison Baguès
Located in London, GB
A fine Louis XV style gilt and Patinated bronze figural clock garniture by Maison Baguès. This rare example of a clock garniture by Maison Baguès has a twin train eight-day movem...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Bronze

1960s by Lorenzo Burchiellaro Metal Figure Table Clock
By Lorenzo Burchiellaro
Located in Brescia, IT
Lorenzo Burchiellaro 1960s. Metal table clock Perfect working order.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Brutalist Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Metal

19th Century Ormolu Figural Cartel Clock
Located in London, GB
An ormolu cased Cartel clock by Vincenti & Cie Constructed in gilt bronze, depicting a well modelled figure of Father Time, carrying his scythe, with a winged cherub surmount, hou...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

French Champlevé and Ormolu Figural Mantle Clock
Located in New York, NY
Ormolu and champlevé undulating figural mantel clock surmounted by a gilt cupid in the waves. Ormolu shell and floral mounts above and a plaque below with the base embellished with s...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Exceptional Late 19th Century Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock by Denière
By Jean-François Denière
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional and very fine late 19th century gilt and patinated bronze figural mantle clock By Jean-François and Guillaume Denière The fine bronze sculpture of two maidens a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Bronze

Charles X Figural Ormolu Mantel Clock Depicting Urania
By Nicholas Douillon
Located in Montreal, QC
This elegant clock is distinguished by its crisply modeled subject and the extraordinary completeness of its original finish. The seated figure is of Urania, muse of astrology, leani...
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Antique 1830s French Charles X Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Exquisite French Charles X Ormolu Chinoiserie Figural Table Clock
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite French Charles X ormolu bronze chinoiserie figural table clock, early 19th century. Depicting a Chinese woman wearing jewelry, dressed in her elaborate garments, holding...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

French Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock Depicting Amphitrite's Chariot
Located in New York, NY
Gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock depicting Amphitrite's chariot drawn by Dolphins attributed to F. Like. Origin: French Date: 19th century Dimension: 21 x 18 x 8 inches.
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Figural Restauration Mantel Clock
By Chauvel
Located in Paris, FR
Exquisite sculpted and gilded mantel clock with a young cupid. He is leaning against a column that is intricately sculpted with crowns, laurel branches, and winding foliage. The ormo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Restauration Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu, Bronze

Very Important French Japy Frères Figural Mantel Clock
By Japy Frères
Located in New York, NY
A very important French gilt bronze and Rouge marble figural mantel clock by Japy Frères Movement: Japy Frères (1806-1930) Origin: French Date: 19th century Dimension: 30 3/4 i...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Grand Figural Cartel Clock after Gilles-Marie Oppenord
Located in London, GB
An important and extremely rare grand figural cartel clock, after a design by Gilles-Marie Oppenord. Of grand proportions and of exceptional quality this rare Cartel clock is afte...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Clocks

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Bronze

Exquisite French Charles X Ormolu Chinoiserie Figural Table Clock
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite French Charles X ormolu bronze chinoiserie figural table clock, early 19th century. Depicting a Chinese, man and woman. The clock case depicting the China trade. Very...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Empire Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Figural Clock
Located in New York, NY
An Exquisite Antique French Period Empire Neoclassical gilt bronze figural clock embellished with figure of a neoclassical woman and bird.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Clocks

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Ormolu, Steel, Enamel

Bourdin À Paris Figural Ormolu Mantel Clock, circa 1890
By Bourdin
Located in New York, NY
A Monumental Bourdin French figural gilt bronze mantel clock, depicting two women seated on the plinth with garland decoration and a cherub atop. Movement with rear plate stamped Bou...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

German Mahogany and Ormolu Figural Bracket Clock. W. & H. Sch., Circa 1890
By Winterhalder and Hofmeier
Located in Charleston, SC
German mahogany and ormolu bracket clock with gilt bronze pineapple finials, flanking figural floral corner mounts, arched floral side screens, hinged astragal shaped glass door with...
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Antique 1890s German Victorian Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass, Ormolu, Steel

French Neoclassical Revival Gilt-Bronze Ormolu Figural Mantel Clock
Located in New York, NY
French neoclassical Revival gilt-bronze ormolu figural clock depicting a woman in fancy dress holding paper and pen with a propped hand-held harp. The piece has an engine-turned dial...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

English Chinoiserie Figural & Landscape Tall Case Clock, Joshua Allsop, C. 1700
By Joshua Allsop
Located in Charleston, SC
English chinoiserie tall case clock with pagoda glass cornice, flanking gilt carved urn finials, arched hood with a hinged door revealing Venus and ormolu engraved face, decorative f...
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Antique Early 1700s English William III Grandfather Clocks and Longcase ...

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Iron, Ormolu

Late 19th Century Gilt Brass Figural Mantel Clock
By F.L. Hausburg
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
A French gilt brass figural mantel clock late 19th century, the enamel Roman dial signed 'F. L. Hausburg A Paris', eight day twin train movement striking a bell, the Baroque case wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Empire Ormolu Figural Mantle Clock of the Goddess Flora
Located in Berlin, DE
A fine French Empire mantel clock with a rectangular drum case surmounted by a wall fountain featuring a lion mask, flanked by the goddess Flora holding a flower in one hand and a be...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Gilt and Patinated Figural Bronze Clock
By Raingo Frères
Located in New York, NY
Very fine quality French 19th century Louis XVI style gilt and patinated figural bronze clock signed "Raingo Fres".
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Exquisite French Charles X Ormolu Orientalist Sultana Figural Table Clock
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite French Charles X ormolu and enamel orientalist sultana figural table clock, early 19th century. Depicting a seated orientalist sultana turbaned woman wearing jewelry, dr...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Napoleon III Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Figural Mantel Clock
Located in New York, NY
With two putti flanking the bronze spherical clockface, topped by a garlanded trophy, the movement stamped BR DENIERE A PARIS/2197 Maker: Jean-François Denière (1774-1866) Origin...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Empire Figural and Allegorical Gilt Bronze Clock Representing Astronom
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine early 19th century French Empire gilt bronze clock representing an allegory of astronomy; two classically draped maidens stand on either side of a cube containing the clock mo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

Materials

Bronze

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Figural Clock For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic figural clock available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, bronze and stone, every figural clock was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect figural clock — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each figural clock bearing Empire, Louis XVI or Neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made figural clock over the years, but those crafted by Raingo Frères, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and Vincenti et Cie are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Figural Clock?

Prices for a figural clock can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $395 and can go as high as $124,500, while the average can fetch as much as $9,000.

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.