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19th Century Large Burr Elm and Ormolu Lyre Clock

$8,261.30Asking Price


A stunning Restauration lyre clock crafted of burr elm veneer with hand-chiseled gilt and patinated bronze decoration. Rich foliage and floral motifs surround the ormolu dial, which is lined with petals. The dial ring is embellished with roses and daisies, featuring 12 white enamel cartridges that mark the hours with Arabic numerals. The lyre is topped by the bust of a woman with musical trophies. It rests on two griffins in patinated bronze, above a rectangular base decorated with a bas-relief depicting a winged Cupid watching two birds. The clock is poised on a wood veneer base, with marquetry floral pattern, beneath its original glass dome. Dimensions: clock: H:62cm, L:26cm, P:12cm. Dimensions: glass dome: H:77cm, L:34cm, P:23cm. circa 1830 Dimensions: W: 13,4 in - D: 9,1in - H: 30,3in. Dimensions: L:34cm, P:23cm, H:77cm.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 13.39 in. (34 cm)Depth: 9.06 in. (23 cm)
  • Style
    Restauration (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In overall good condition, the patinated bronze with some light rubbing to the highpoints, as to be expected. The wood base with some scratches consistent with age and use. The clockwork has been cleaned, serviced, and is in working condition.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 26991stDibs: LU2065317530351

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Montesson, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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