Antique French mantel clock Empire gilt bronze marble figural ormolu “La Liseuse

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Seller: vadertjetijd01 (7) 100%, Location: Veldhoven, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, JP, AU, Item: 303209274672 Antique French Empire gilt bronze & marble mantel clock “La Liseuse” Modell: „La Liseuse“ France anno 1810 The clock measures approx.: Tall: 35 CM 13,4 INCH Width: 30 CM 11,4 INCH Deep: 12 CM 4,7 INCH Rare antique French Empire Allegorical clock by Reiche ( Jean-Andre) Representing allegory of Astronomy or Science. A beautifully original mercury gilt ormolu proportioned clock is in very good condition. This is a very famous model and one of the classics that were designed by Jean-Andre Reiche in the first decade of the 19th century. Movement with silk suspension is in good running condition chiming at the 1/1 and 1/2 hours on a silvered bell. Figure of a woman on the left side of the clock reading a book and leaning on the clock dome which is set into a set of library shelves. On an antique marble base with tall toupee feet. On the other side of the clock is a terrestrial globe set upon a reeded column. Key & pendulum included. Literature: Encyclopedia of The French Clock, Pierre Kjelberg, page 395. Die Französische Bronzeuhr, Elke Niehüser, page 92 & 232 Please also note our other Empire mantel clocks. It is worthwhile to visit us once a week. Vadertjetijd is a Dutch family business and has been selling antique clocks for over 30 years. We specialize in wall clocks and mantel clocks. Vadertjetijd imports weekly from several European countries. If you want more information, you please send us an e-mail. Buyers are responsible for paying import fees when they receive their item. Seller can't include these costs in the item's purchase and shipping price At customs it is necessary to submit the "importer identity form" (5106) and importers tax ID. Condition: Used, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: France, Clock Type: Pendulum, Featured Refinements: Antique French Clock

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