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19th Century Louis XV Style Rosewood and Brass Mantel Clock Raingo Freres Paris



Please note: Wessex Gallery, Melbourne will cease listing on 1stdibs effective from the end of August 2021. We will then continue to trade exclusively from our Wessex Gallery website. If you are interested in this item, please contact us now. A fine French rosewood cased mantel clock by Raingo Freres, Paris. The swept bombe shaped case elaborately decorated with brass highlights and inlay with figures to the top corners and masked scrolled feet, surmounted by a seated figure of a Chinese gentleman carrying a parasol. The brass dial with Roman numerals and signed below 'Raingo Freres Paris'. The brass eight day movement, singed 'Raingo Freres a Paris', striking the hours and half hours on a bell. Raingo Freres - Company founded by clockmaker Zacharie Joseph Raingo (1775 – 1847). He specialised in astronomical clocks. He had four sons, Adolphe, Charles, Denis and Dorsant who formed Raingo Frères in 1823. The firm initially specialised in producing Empire and Restauration style clocks. By the mid-19th century, Raingo Frères had expanded their output into bronzes and furnishings. The firm supplied clocks and bronzes to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie. Raingo Frères became internationally recognised and, as their reputation grew, they collaborated with other famed makers. The firm exhibited at the most important Exhibitions in the second half of the 19th century and won a gold award at the 1889 Exposition in Paris.


  • Creator
    Raingo Frères (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
    Case has been re-polished and all brightwork cleaned. Movement fully serviced.
  • Seller Location
    Melbourne, AU
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4965221783782

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Melbourne, Australia
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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