Antique French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock After Percier et Fontaine
This wonderful gilt bronze mantel clock was inspired by the original Empire period design by Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853), the founders of the neoclassical Empire style under Napoleon. It features delightful Egyptian and neoclassical motifs and is mounted a base of Siena marble. 19.75 x 15 x 9 in; 50 x 38 x 23 cm. The movement is complete, with bell and pendulum. The original key is missing but we may provide a replacement. Please note, we do not guarantee the working order of clocks, as they almost always will require adjustment by a professional horologist following shipping. A drawing of the original clock can be seen in plate XXXVIII in Receuil de Decorations Interieures, by C. Percier and P.F.L. Fontaine, published in Paris in 1801.