• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 460

    A LOUIS PHILIPPE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'LA BIBLIOTHEQUE'

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS PHILIPPE ORMOLU STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK 'LA BIBLIOTHEQUE'
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The case modelled as a library surmounted by a figure of a reading boy, the engine turned dial signed GERARD A PARIS, blued steel moon hands, eight-day twin barrel movement with countwheel strike on bell; pendulum
    41.5 cm. high


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    This clock type La Bibliothèque or Library clock was especially in demand to place in offices and libraries. For a clock of related design see: Tardy, French Clocks the World over, Vol. II, Paris, 1981, p. 292. A similar model was sold Christie's, London, 11 April 2001, lot 63.

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