Fine French 19th Century Empire-Style Marquetry-Inlaid Satinwood and Gilt-Bronze Portico Clock
Dimensions: 25-3/4″H x 11-3/4″W x 7-3/8″D
This French 19th century marquetry-inlaid satinwood and gilt-bronze portico clock, c. 1840’s, in the Empire taste, features a floral-and-foliate-inlaid frieze over four line-inlaid satinwood columns with gilt-bronze capitals having diapered and acanthus-leaf detail and gilt-bronze bases. The silvered and engraved dial with engraved Roman numerals is surrounded by a finely diapered gilt-bronze bezel and cast gilt-bronze floral pendulum surmounted by a pair of swans resting on a floral-inlaid plinth base with turned pad feet. The whole is presented in a dome-on-stand which retains its original wavy glass. This clock retains its original key, has been cleaned, and is in working order.