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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 229

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    CASE: flanked by figures of Cupid and a classically-dressed Venus, headed by a ribbon-tied and laurel-wreathed love trophy, above breakfront rectangular plinth adorned with pierced foliage, on toupie feet, lacking rear glass
    DIAL: white enamel, with ormolu hands
    MOVEMENT: twin barrels, silk suspension, countwheel strike on bell; pendulum, key
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide; 4½ in. (12 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 2007, lot 98.