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Empire Style Ormolu and Malachite Mantel Clock by Denière

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An Empire style ormolu and malachite mantel clock by Denière French, c.1820 Measures: Height 50cm, width 33cm, depth 14cm Made in the early nineteenth century, not long after the First French Empire period, this excellent piece is a malachite and ormolu mounted malachite mantel clock with sculptural decoration, the movement of which is stamped for Denière and Gailleaux. Consisting of the ever-successful combination of malachite and gilt-bronze (the malachite of which is a later addition), it is made with clear Neoclassical influences, the dial (stamped for Denière and Gailleaux), is offset and mounted on one side by a leaning female figure and on the other by a small lyre at the clock's base. The case is mounted on a rectangular base, with bands of ormolu friezes to decorate.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19.69 in (50 cm)Width: 13 in (33 cm)Depth: 5.52 in (14 cm)
  • Style:
    Empire (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1820
  • Condition:
    Replacements made: Original marble has been replaced with malachite.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 168451stDibs: LU956330833722
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