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Louis XVI Clocks

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
French Louis XVI Style Figural Bronze Ormolu and Marble Clock Set By Planchon
By Planchon Paris 1
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions- Clock: H: 12 1/2in W: 11in D: 6in Candlesticks: H: 10 1/2in W: 7in D: 7in This antique late 19th century Planchon Paris Louis XV style marble an...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning original antique French gilt bronze clock in the classical style of Louis XVI. A beautifully restrained architectural case with a handled urn to the top, a bow above the d...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

Sevres Porcelain and Ormolu Four Glass Antique French Clock Set
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A rare and beautiful antique French clock garniture, in excellent original condition. Ormolu (fine gilded bronze) is mounted with exquisitely painted Sèvres style porcelain. Porcelai...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu and White Marble Louis XVI Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful classical clock made in the style of Louis XVI by Samuel Marti. Stunning ormolu (finely gilded bronze) mounted on a marble base. It is decorated with an inset laurel swag...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Style, Clock Garniture, Gilt Bronze, Marble, France, 1920s
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XVI Style, Clock Garniture, Gilt Bronze, Marble, France, 1920s A finely cast bronze and marble clock set depicting Leto and her Children Apollo and Diana. The set having a Mad...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Palace Size Louis XVI Style Dore, Patinated Bronze Carrara Marble Figural Clock
Located in New York, NY
Palace size antique Louis XVI style museum quality Carrara marble, Dore and patinated bronze sculptural mantel clock signed Mannheim a Paris 19th Century Centered enamel dial signed ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze, Enamel

A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Blue Enamel Cartel Clock and Barometer
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Blue Enamel Cartel Clock and Barometer, By Maison Mottheau & Fils., Paris. This exceptional cartel clock and aneroid barometer exhibit the finest p...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
Located in Bradenton, FL
A very good quality Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock. French gilt bronze clock with enamel face, fruit and lion motif, on plinth. H 22.3 cm (8.8 in.), All clocks sold as is w...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu Bronze Clock with Sèvres Porcelain
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A fine quality Louis XVI style bronze ormolu mantel clock. The case is made of gilt brass and bronze ormolu casted ornaments, Roman numerals in white enameled cartouches. On top of t...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Antique French Ormolu and White Marble Clock - Cherubs
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful original antique French clock modelled in the Louis XVI style as two charming cherubs carrying the clock on laurel wreaths. The pendulum with applied musical motifs, swin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Antique French Clock by Achille Brocot
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning original antique French clock by the renown maker Achille Brocot. It features exquisite Sèvres Style porcelain with pompadour rose pink ground. Beautifully modelled in the...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

18th Century French Louis XVI Marble & Gilt Bronze Portico Clock C. Bertrand
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A monumental 18th Century Portico clock signed by Charles Bertrand. It is of the classical style of Louis XVI, made of white marble mounted with ormolu decoration. The movement is he...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

18th Century French Gilt Bronze & Marble Clock By Rouvière A Paris c.1780
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Crafted in France during the late 18th century, around 1790-1800, the "Venus Et Amour" mantel clock epitomizes the elegance of the Louis XVI style. Carved from pristine white marble ...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

18thC Louis XVI French Gilt Bronze & Marble Clock By Rouvière A Paris c.1785
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite 18th Century Louis XVI mantel clock crafted in ormolu and marble, adorned with intricate detailing. Housed within a meticulously carved marble case, the clock features a...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Fine Three pice clock set Of Thor's Chariot by Samuel Marti
Located in New York, NY
A fine antique French Gilt bronze and white marble garniture set of three putti playing in Thor's chariot. Rendered in crisp and bronze, a pair of Rams in dynamic poses pull the char...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Clocks

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Statuary Marble, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Clock set three pieces in sevres style and bronze
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very nice high-end clock set three pieces in sevres style and bronze,this clock set have a plus ,the dial is in sevres ,original condition and never touch, the quality of the depic...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

Boch Frères Keramis Royal Blue Three-Piece Clock Garniture, Early 20th Century
Located in Barntrup, DE
An impressive antique Belgian Boch Frères Keramis pottery 3-piece clock set includes a clock and two vases on ornate bronze bases and is decorated with lion heads on the sides. This ...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Louis XVI Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

Unusual Louis XVI mantel clock by Gavelle a Paris
Located in HAARLEM, NL
A good and very unusual Louis XVI mantel clock in a form of a soldier with the drum on his back carrying the movement. The lovely patinated bronze mounted on a typical early Louis XV...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Ormolu Cartel Wall Clock
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality 19th century French gilded ormolu wall clock, having Rococo influences to the scroll foliate decoration and cherubs above the eight day striking movement, circa 1880.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Pink Porcelain Mantel Clock, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality French 19th Century Louis XVI style gilded ormolu and 'Severs' style pink porcelain mantel clock. In the form of a vase with an inset clock face, an eight day dur...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Table clock, late 19th century with mounted bronze sculpture, by Auguste Moreau
Located in Monza, IT
Table clock, late 19th century with mounted bronze sculpture, by Auguste Moreau Refined clock in black marble and bronze friezes, with bronze sculpture, by Auguste Moreau, girl with ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI Gilded Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock
Located in Vilnius, LT
Antique 19th century French gilded bronze and white marble mantel clock of the period Louis XVI.  
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Enamel

French 19th century Louis XVI st. marble and Ormolu clock, signed Derniere
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and finely decorated French 19th century Louis XVI st. Gris St. Anne marble and Ormolu clock, signed Derniere. This exquisite and high quality clock is raised on an imp...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Early Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Antique French Clock - Japy Fils Fully Working
By Japy
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and early clock by Japy Fils. It is beautifully made in ormolu (finely gilded bronze doré) and mounted with exquisite Sèvres style porcelain with a blue celeste ground. The pa...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Clock set 3 pieces marble and bronze with cherub
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Magnificent clock set three pieces executed by Prosper Roufoel working 26 place Vendome a Paris, one of the most pretigious place in paris where is the great jewwelers and the ritz ...
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1880s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

21st Century, Hand Carved Clear Crystal and golden Bronze Clock
Located in Calenzano, FI
21st century Hand carved clear crystal, golden bronze clock and "Capodimonte" biscuit roses. This clock is in hand-carved clear crystal. This clock has the quarts and mechanical move...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Clocks

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Crystal, Bronze

Antique French Ormolu Clock - Lions Rampant - overhauled and tested
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful antique French clock. Its is finely modelled in ormolu (finely gilded bronze) and features two lions to each side of an urn to the top. To each side of the dial are exqui...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Important Lerolle Freres Clock 5 Putti Figures 19th Century
Located in OŻARÓW MAZOWIECKI, PL
Important, big size clock made from white marble and gilded bronze in the second half of 19th century in Paris, France, dated around 1870-1880. The clock made by famous Lerolle Frer...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Longcase Clock, Moonphases, Date and Seconds, John Clifton Liverpool, circa 1785
Located in Greven, DE
Antique grandfather clock with date, moon phase and central second hand Liverpool Mahogany around 1785 Dimensions: H x W x D: 246 x 53 x 26 cm Description: Antique Lancashire long...
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1780s English Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Mahogany

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Garniture Set, By Jacques Gudin
By Jacques-Gérôme Gudin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful French 19th century Louis XVI st. Rouge Griotte marble, Ormolu, and patinated Bronze three piece garniture set, by Jacques Gudin, Paris, circa 1820. The elegant set inclu...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Grand Figural Cartel Clock, After a Design by Gilles-Marie Oppenord
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
An Important and Extremely Rare Grand Figural Cartel Clock, After a Design by Gilles-Marie Oppenord. Of grand proportions and of exceptional quality this rare cartel clock is after...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

A Louis XVI Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Marble Clock Garniture
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XVI Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Marble Clock Garniture, Comprising a 'Pendule à Cercles Tournants' Modelled with the Three Graces and a Pair of Cherub Four-Light Cand...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Fannières Frères Desk Clock "Time Allegory" circa 1860
By Fannière Frères
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Fannières Frères Desk Clock Time Allegory Chased gilt and silvered bronze Desk Clock With an allegorical theme of Time in the form of a cherub suppor...
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1860s French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Large 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Mantel Clock Set
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century French gilded ormolu, Champlevé enamel and onyx clock garniture. Having an impressive pair of six branch candelabra with white onyx urns, inset champ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Onyx, Enamel, Ormolu

Louis XVI Clock Signed E. Khan After Jean-Henri Riesener 230 Cm
Located in OŻARÓW MAZOWIECKI, PL
Spectacular mahogany grandfather clock, decorated with numerous high quality gilded bronze fittings. The dial is surrounded by superb gilded bronze frames representing three cherubs ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

Japy Freres Louis XVI Antique French Gilt Bronze Clock Set
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful, classically designed antique French gilt bronze clock set by Japy Frères. It features oval panels to the sides showing Fortun...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

21st Century, Hand Carved Clear Crystal and golden Bronze Clock
Located in Calenzano, FI
21st century Hand carved clear crystal and golden bronze clock. This clock is in hand-carved clear crystal. This clock has the quarts and mechanical movement. On request to customer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Clocks

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Crystal, Bronze

French Louis XVI mantel clock by Hilger
By Hilger
Located in HAARLEM, NL
French Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Marble Mantel Clock, circa 1780. Enamel dial with Roman numerals, signed in red 'Hilger A Paris', fine pierced engraved gilt hands, 8-day anchor move...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Imposing Monumental Louis XVI Temple Mantel Clock by Barbichon
Located in HAARLEM, NL
Imposing monumental Louis XVI temple mantel clock with osculating sunburst pendulum surrounded with Strass Chrystal topped with a female angel with trumpet. The beautiful skeletonize...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

An 18th Century Louis XVI Pendule Clock by L'Epine, silvered case by Osmond
Located in HAARLEM, NL
This unusual silvered clock was a very popular model in the Louis XVI period. The model is typical Osmond and the case is signed Osmond. The 8 day striking movement with silk threat ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

Antique Gilt Brass and Frosted Glass Mystery Clock by Robert-Houdin
By Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin
Located in London, GB
Antique gilt brass and frosted glass mystery clock by Robert-Houdin French, c. 1850 Height 35cm, width 12cm, depth 11cm This intriguing mantel clock from the mid-19th century is by ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Brass

French Louis XVI filigree skeleton clock set
Located in HAARLEM, NL
The clock set comprises a skeleton clock of gilded bronze in Arabesque style, together with the original matching gilded bronze candlesticks. The clock stands proudly on four feet an...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

Japanese Woman Fire-Gilt Bronze Clock c. 1800
Located in 263-0031, JP
A French fire-gilt bronze clock with marble base depicting a Japanese woman, Louis XVI or Empire Era, 1790-1815. The silk-thread mechanis...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

A late Louis XVI marble and ormolu portico clock
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A late Louis XVI marble and ormolu portico clock, comprising a central drum-shaped clock with a sunburst pendulum, surmounted by the gilded figure of Athena wearing armour with a plu...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Ormolu Carriage Clock, Pendule d'Officier, Late 18th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
Signed on dial "Jn Pre Calame A PARIS" with later key. Movement not guaranteed.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

An exceptional large Oscillating clock by A Janvier
Located in HAARLEM, NL
The elaborately carved walnut case stands 155cm from the octagonal base and is topped by a foliage wreath. The imposing size and great quality make this an exceptional clock. The fine woodcarvings are unusually to be seen on both sides of the case, suggesting that this clock was intended as the centrepiece of a room, or to be placed in front of a mirror. The movement hangs on a compensated grid pendulum, mounted to a gilded drum with gilded bezels on the front and rear and functions as the pendulum. The oscillating count wheel striking movement with central sweep seconds knife edge suspension and pin-wheel escapement. The enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic numbers for quarters, half hour and hour, signed Janvier a Paris...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Walnut

Deniere Gilt Bronze Mantle Clock in the Louis XVI taste.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Deniere Gilt Bronze Mantle Clock in the Louis XVI taste. The case Jean Francois/ Guillaume Diniere (French 1820-1901) circa 1870, finely cast gilt bronze ...
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1870s European Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XVI grey marble mantel clock by Cellier
By Cellier A Paris
Located in HAARLEM, NL
The grey marble columns rise from square plinths, embellished with gilt bronze heraldic devices, topped with two almost identical celestial globes. The plinths are each surmounted by...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French Bronze Dore Mantle Clock by Leveque Guéret, 19th Century
Located in Lisbon, PT
Louis XVI gilded bronze watch. Enamelled dial with hollow hands White marble pedestal richly decorated with gilded bronze, and in the center a bas-relief with an ibex / goat symbol o...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Animated Louis XVI/ Empire mantel clock
Located in HAARLEM, NL
A very nice high quality animated late Louis XVI / Empire mantel clock Circa 1800. The angel Amor is sharpening his arrow to make somebody fell in love.The rotating white marble circ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Griotte Marble, Bronze

Romantic Louis XVI pendule by Gille l’Aîné à Paris
Located in HAARLEM, NL
A romantic early striking and classical LOUIS XVI pendule. The round white enamel dial, signed “Gille l’Aîné à Paris”, indicates the Roman numeral hours and the Arabic numeral five-m...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Bronze

A Louis XVI Style Three Graces Spherical Clock By Beurdeley
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XVI Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Marble Three Graces Spherical Clock. By Emmanuel-Alfred (Dit Alfred II) Beurdeley. Modelled in bronze with the Three Graces holding ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

19th Cent Marble and Bronze French Mantle, Bracket or Table Clock, Signed France
Located in Stamford, CT
Marble and Bronze French Mantle, Bracket or Table Clock, France, Signed` A charming casket shaped small clock having gilt bronze and marble form, working, artist signed and made in ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Wonderful Louis XVI style gilded ormolu ornate carriage clock.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A late 19th Century French gilded ormolu ornate carriage clock. Having this wonderful scrolling foliate Rococo style case with numerous seated putti picking fruits, inset hand painte...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

19th Century French White Marble and Gilt Bronze Clock in the Louis XVI Style
Located in London, GB
An Impressive Marble and Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock In the Louis XVI Manner Constructed from a marble platform with a bronze group above; all confidentl...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pendule Lyre Luis XVI White Marble Clock, 19th Century
Located in Lisbon, PT
Large Lyre Pendulum clock in white marble, rich ornamentation of very finely chiseled and gilded bronzes such as garlands of flowers, draped garlands, rosettes and acanthus leaves. ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Metal, Bronze, Enamel

French 19th Century Louis XVI style long case clock.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very imposing fine quality 19th Century French longcase clock, having an ormolu casting of Father Time on the hood, the white enam...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Ormolu

Antique French Louis XVI Marble and Ormolu Portico Clock
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful Antique French portico clock retailed by the famous Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co of Regent Street, London. It is of the classical style of Louis XVI, made of white marb...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis Xvi clocks for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI clocks for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage clocks created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, more furniture and collectibles, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, bronze and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI clocks made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original clocks, popular names associated with this style include Raingo Frères, Oggetti D'Arte, Ferdinand Berthoud, and Maison Deniere. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for clocks differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $345 and tops out at $527,473 while the average work can sell for $11,409.

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