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French Louis XVI Style Figural Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock - Étienne Le Noir, Paris

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A very fine and Palatial French Louis XVI style figural gilt bronze mantel clock. The vase shaped case surmounted with a pomegranate-cast finial and flanked by large satyr mask handles fitted with intertwined gilt-bronze snakes, amongst floral wreaths, ribbons and acanthus. The rectangular acanthus decorated base flanked on each side with a figure of a cherub holding a globe and a Putti writing a poem, both above a plinth decorated with fruit and floral garlands surmounted with lion-mask-legs. The circular white enamel dial with wreaths of flowers with Roman and Arabic numerals, Signed: Étienne Le Noir, Paris. The body stamped "N" numerous times as well as an ureadable faded stamp on the back of the right leg. circa 1860-1870. Under the signature Étienne Le Noir à Paris, Étienne Le Noir and his son Pierre-Étienne sold clocks and watches to distributors all over Europe. Their reputation was so great and their products in such high demand. Étienne was born into a great dynasty of Parisian clockmakers; his family was first mentioned in the profession in the 1500s, and the firm established by his father continued to operate until the 1820s. The workshop's production reached its peak during the partnership between Étienne and his son. Height: 29 1/4 inches (74 cm) Width: 21 inches (53.4 cm) Depth: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Étienne Le Noir, Paris (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 10.50 in. (26.67 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860-1870
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. A truly fantastic and very impressive clock. Overall condition is very good with minor age rubbing/wear as expected for these type of pieces. Clock in working condition but not guaranteed. Fine gilt and chasing. Please view all images see condition.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A2392 1stDibs: LU1796214260901

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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