Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family
Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family

Empire period gilt bronze mantel clock by the Lepaute family

c. 1804 to c. 1815 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£4,500 gbp
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This magnificent gilt bronze (ormolu) clock was crafted in the early 19th Century, when Napoleon Bonaparte was Emperor of France (1804-14,15). It was created by the famous family of clockmakers, Lepaute. The company was established in the mid-18th Century by the brothers Jean-André and Jean-Baptiste Lepaute and remained in the family until the early 20th Century. Lepaute were well-respected clockmakers who supplied many timepieces to the royal and imperial households of France.

The design of the clock is based on a classical building. It features an entablature—with a foliate and dentil cornice—which is supported on four free-standing columns. The column shafts are smooth and the capitals and bases are laurel leaf patterned. Between the columns, there is a drum clock case which features an ornate circular dial, indistinctly signed ‘Lepaute à Paris’. The dial is decorated with beading, leaf-and-dart and foliate rope-work bands. Beneath it hangs a pendulum with a circular end decorated with a floral motif. The clock stands on a rectangular stepped base which is edged with a stiff-leaf band and set on four bun feet.
Dimensions
Height 41.00 cm (16.14 inches)
Width 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Depth 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Stock Code
15859
Medium
Gilt bronze (ormolu)
Signed/Inscribed
Indistinctly signed ‘Lepaute à Paris’.
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