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Louis XV Clocks

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
19th Century French Louis XV Hand Painted Faience Mantel Clock Signed HB Quimper
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a mantel or a shelf with this elegant and colorful antique clock. Crafted in Brittany France circa 1890, the ceramic clock stands on an attached base ending with scroll feet...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ceramic, Faience

French 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Pink Porcelain Carriage Clock
Located in London, GB
A carriage clock in the Louis XV manner The ornate and shaped gilt bronze case having putti at the angles, surmounted by two winged putti, one proffering a laurel wreath; dressed ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XV Ormolu Mantel Clock by S. Marti Et Cie with Garniture Set
Located in Miami, FL
The case of this Louis XV period mantel clock was made by Samuel Marti et Cie to whom a silver medal was awarded in 1889. This exceptional piece is decorated with a scrolled leaf mot...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Crystal, Ormolu, Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt and Patinated Clock Set, Attributed to Linke
Located in London, GB
With its abundance of curves, scrolling foliage, its charming putti figures, and general theatricality and opulence, this clock set is clearly inspired by French decorative arts of t...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Fine 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Stamped Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XV Clocks

Louis XV Style Bronze-Mounted Verni Martin Painted Clock and Sconce Garniture
Located in New York, NY
Very unusual and exceptional quality Louis XV style three-piece, French, 19th century bronze-mounted hand-painted Verni Martin clock barometer and sconces garniture set.
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mantle Clock in the Rocco Taste
Located in Montreal, QC
This charming and exuberant clock is highly ornamental. From the Bacchic group of bibulous cherubs on top, to the dolphin and scrolling feet, the maker has inserted scrolls, fruiting...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XV Style Mantel Clock
Located in Belmont, MA
Unique French 19th century mantel clock. This exquisite mantel clock has a Sevres porcelain dial plate and other Sevres porcelain decorations. The movement with spring suspension. ...
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1890s French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XV Rococo Bronze Dore Clock with Wall Support
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Paris, France circa 1860, the antique time keeper can be used as a mantel clock or placed on the original wall bracket; the clock and stand are decorated throughout with f...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Elaborate Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Cartel Clock, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
An elaborate Louis XV style gilt-bronze cartel clock. French, circa 1890. Surmounted by a Bacchanalian figure, this elaborately cast cartel clock has a white enamel circular d...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Important 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Signed Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Fine French Antique Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Putti Bacchanale Clock
Located in New York, NY
Fine French 19th century gilt bronze figural Louis XV style clock. The crest showing a pair of Bacchanale subject putti, one reclining on a naturalistic rocky outcropping with a chal...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Garniture Clock Set
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Extremely decorative Louis XV style turquoise porcelain three-piece garniture clock set with bronze doré' mounts. (Turquoise foo dogs Chinese export; turquoise flowers and ormolu mou...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Corne Verte Pair of Louis XV Banjo Barometer / Clock
Located in London, by appointment only
A rare companion pair of banjo Barometer and clock with green backed horn veneer 'Corne Verte' and gilt ormolu mounts, the barometer's white enamel face signed F Lesage, Paris. Both ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

19th Century French Signed Regulator, Rosewood Case
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted tall case clock The circular silvered dial with block roman and Arabic numerals, above the elongated designed rosewood case with hinged door.  
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Rosewood

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality French mid-19th century Louis XV st. kingwood, tulipwood, and ormolu grandfather clock. The clock is raised by a fine scalloped shaped kingwo...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze Mantel Clock by Balthazar
By Michel Baltazar
Located in London, GB
This mantel clock beautifully illustrates the classical myth of ‘The Abduction of Europa’. In this story, the god Zeus falls in love with a mortal woman called Europa. To seduce her,...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock by Raingo Freres Paris
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine gilded bronze French cartel (wall clock) in the Louis XV rococo style. A Chinese figure sits atop the clock case holding an umbrella aloft, a young child to one side of her, a...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period
Located in Warsaw, PL
The clock is in excellent and perfect working condition. In addition, it was recently cleaned and serviced by a professional clockmaker. The eight-days going movement has a wire sus...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period by Moutiguij À Moudidier
Located in Warsaw, PL
Louis XVI portico clock Pendulum called "portico" in white and gilted bronze. The enamelled dial, including Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes, is enc...
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18th Century Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Fine Quality Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock
Located in New York, NY
The 8-day time and strike movement with silk thread suspension, dial signed "Raingo Freres, A Paris”. Origin: French Date: Mid/late 19th century Dimension: 23 in. x 27 in. x 12 in.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period by Pochon À Paris
Located in Warsaw, PL
This Louis XV clock is richly decorated in gilded bronze and white marble. The pillars, set in four delicate bronze consoles, are topped with leaf vases. This elegant decoration, co...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Fine French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock Lerolle Freres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and Palatial French 19th Century Louis XV Style gilt bronze figural cartel clock by Lerolle Frères, the finely frame body with a circular face with Roman numerals, the c...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period, by Seigneurel À Paris
Located in Warsaw, PL
A Louis XV style marble mantel clock. Enamel dial with Roman numerals, signed with a red inscription "Seigneurez A Paris", finely pierced, engraved gold-plated hands, a broken arch (...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Malachite

18th Century Louis XV Bracket Cartel Clock by Charles Voisin, Paris
Located in London, by appointment only
Charles Voisin, mid-18th century bracket cartel clock, the green backed horn veneer “Corne Verte” case with glass front and sides and gilt bronze Rococo mounts applied. The white ena...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Metal, Bronze

19th Century French Country Long Case Clock
Located in Miami, FL
A great decorative clock whose dial and case are from the early 1800s. Exceptional bonnet of thin repoussé depicting a bacchanalian scene surrounding porcelain enamel dial from Sain...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Brass

Louis XV Style Champleve Enamel and Gilt Bronze Clock
Located in New York, NY
Louis XV style champleve enamel and gilt bronze clock The urn form case housing a clock movement, surmounted by a flambeau trophy, the enamel dial with black enameled Roman numerals...
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19th Century Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Rare French 18th Century Louis XV Vernis Martin Cartel Clock by Festeau le Jeune
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The clock case decorated overall with very fine ‘Vernis Martin’ lacquer paint with floral sprays and garlands. The waisted case with pierced foliate bronze mounts and surmounted by a...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Very Large Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock by Beurdeley
Located in London, GB
Very large Louis XV style gilt bronze mantel clock by Beurdeley French, circa 1880 Measures: Height 102cm, width 48cm, depth 29cm This very large mantel clock is a magnificent e...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu, Bronze

Ormolu Mounted Imari Porcelain Antique Clock Set
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very large, rare and impressive original antique clock set. The bodies are stunning Japanese Imari Porcelain mounted with finely gilded bronze. Candelabra are formed from a matchin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Three-Piece Clock by Samuel Marti Attributed Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley
Located in Milano, IT
Majestic set consisting of a French ormolu clock and two large candelabra. The ormolu watch is made by Samuel Marti. The bronze is attributed to Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley. Insi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Mini Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (19th Century) bronze miniature grandfather clock with lattice design and scroll pediment top (Not working).   
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19th Century Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Gilded Bronze Elephant Mantel Clock
Located in Vilnius, LT
French 19th century Louis XV stile gilded bronze mantel clock created in the manner of Chinoiserie. The base is in gilt bronze with the patinated bronze sculpture of an Asian elepha...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Enamel, Bronze

19th Century French Louis XV Patinated Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, two-tone patinated and bronze doré mantel clock was crafted in France, circa 1820. The antique clock stands on scroll feet, and features a Classic, bronze sculpture at ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Very Large French Louis XV Style Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
Very large French Louis XV style ormolu mantel clock French, circa 1880 Measures: Height 98cm, width 50cm, depth 27cm This fine 19th century clock is unusually large, standing a...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XV Period/Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu nine light chandelier. The chandelier is centered by an outstanding bottom acorn inverted finial amidst richly chased acanthus lea...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock with Sèvres Style Porcelain Plaques
Located in London, GB
Rococo style gilt bronze mantel clock with Sèvres style porcelain plaques French, late 19th Century Measures: Height 45cm, width 32cm, depth 15cm This fine mantel clock is a cha...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Very Large Clock Sconce After Caffieri in Rococo Style
By Jacques Caffieri
Located in Paris, FR
Important Louis XV style gilded bronze sconce with red fabric, after Jacques Caffieri. The top presents a quiver filled with arrows and trellis. It is decorated with flowers, trumpet...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Porcelain and Ormolu Clock, Signed Meissen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fabulous and very unique French 19th century Louis XV st. Meissen porcelain and ormolu clock, signed Meissen. The high quality clock is raised by a stunning pierced ormolu base wit...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

19th C. Louis XV-Style Elephant Mantel Clock
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fine Louis XV-style elephant mantle clock, featuring a porcelain Benjarong-style elephant with hand painted decoration and gilded tusks, mounted atop a naturalistic gilt bronze bas...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Porcelain

Mantel Clock 18th Century Louis XV Period by Dupasquier À Paris
Located in Warsaw, PL
The outstanding mantel clock is in the style of Louis XV – Louis Seize (1774-1792). Royal breath appears in each motif. Almost the entire upper part of the clock is inlaid with ormol...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XV Period Walnut Longcase Clock from the Rhône Valley, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid-18th century Louis XV period walnut longcase grandfather clock from the Rhône Valley. This French tall walnut clock features a rectangular head topped with a bonnet pedi...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Metal

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu Signed Garniture Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French mid 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu clock and candelabra garniture set, signed Barrand & Vignon Horlogerie, Paris. The clock is raised by an elegant scrolled Rocai...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

French Boulle Clock After Andres Boulle, Regence Style by Denis Millard A Paris
Located in Dublin, IE
An exceptional 19th century French ormolu-mounted, boulle and cut brass-inlaid mantel clock In the Regence style, after André-Charles Boulle. The stepped pediment surmounted by four ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Brass

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Cartel Wall Clock
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderful, classical Empire influenced 19th century gilded ormolu Cartel wall clock, having ribbon and scrolling foliate decoration. The white enamel clock face set in a Lyre with ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine 19th century french Louis XV style ormolu-mounted mahogany grandfather clock, having wonderful gilded ormolu mounts, with three cherubs in clouds around the white and black en...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

Important Astronomical Regulator Clock Attributed to François Linke, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
An exceptional and highly important Louis XV style astronomical regulator clock, attributed to François Linke, after the model by Passement and Caffieri for Louis XV. French, circ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Dutch 18th Century Walnut Longcase or Grandfather Clock by Anthony Auwers
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Dutch longcase or grandfather clock. This is a so called Amsterdams Staand Horloge. Signed: Anthony Auwers 's Hertogen Bosch but made in Amsterdam. Striking D...
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1740s Dutch Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Brass

Louis XV Tortoiseshell Boulle Clock by St Martin, Paris, circa 1720
Located in Norwich, GB
Louis XV tortoiseshell Boulle Timepiece with ‘Silent’ pull quarter repeat by St. Martin, Paris, circa 1720 Waisted case with fine ormolu mounts and cut brass inlay to the stained ...
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1720s French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Ormolu

19th Century KIngwood Marquetry and Gilt Bronze Longcase Clock signed Martinot
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A superb quality French Louis XV style marquetry and gilt bronze longcase clock. The case of this clock is modelled after those made by the 18th century cabinetmaker Balthazar Lieuta...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XV ormolu mantel clock by Charles du Tertre, in the Chinoiserie style
Located in London, GB
The case of this Louis XV period mantel clock is attributed to Jean Joseph de Saint-Germain (Paris, 1719-1791). Decorated with a scrolled leaf motif throughout, the fine case is surm...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Regence Louis XV-Style, Bronze-Mounted Kingwood and Marquetry Tall-Case Clock
By Charles Cressent
Located in New York, NY
A Regence / Louis XV-Style, gilt-bronze-mounted kingwood and marquetry tall-case grandfather clock, 19th Century. After a Model by Charles Cressent (French, 1685-1768). A fine ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Cherubs & Rooster Mantel Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze and white marble figural mantel clock. The finely chased ormolu body, with its original two-tone mercury gilt, centered wit...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Gilt Bronze Wall Cartel in Louis XV Style "Love on Its Chariot"
Located in Paris, FR
An ormolu alcove cartel in the Louis XV style presenting a Love on a chariot pulled by a couple of doves in the clouds on a background of trellises. The rocaille decoration is topped...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

19th Century French Louis XV Rococo Style Ormolu Clock Signed H. Richardin
Located in Miami, FL
A stunning and important French mid-19th century Louis XV style ormolu clock signed H. Richardin, Rue Tureene, Paris. The Richardin Horlogerie of Paris pieces can be found at the P...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Rare 19th Century Ormolu Elephant Clock in the Louis XV Style
Located in London, GB
An important mantle Clock 'à l'éléphant' in the Louis XV style. Constructed from gilt, hand-chased, and burnished bronze with patinated detail, the mantle clock on an asymmetric...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Rococo Style Gilt Bronze and Marble Three-Piece Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This three-piece Rococo style gilt bronze and olive-green marble clock set consists of a mantel clock and two candelabra. The clock is designed about the scheme of a green marble vas...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Fine Quality Meissen Figural Mantel Clock
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Meissen porcelain. Pain decorated. Figural. Removes from base. Floral detail. Measures: 23 1/2" H X 13 1/2" W X 9 3/8" D. Condition Some petals of flower detail are chipped.
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1940s European Vintage Louis XV Clocks

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Porcelain

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