23 April 2004,
Price realised USD 4,780
USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A Napoleon III ormolu and malachite-veneered mantel clock
In the Louis XVI style, By Raingo Freres, Paris, Second half 19th Century
Surmounted by a cartouche trailing garlands, the circular enamelled dial with Roman and Arabic chapters and twin-train movement, signed RAINGO FRES/A PARIS, within an architectural case flanked by winged putti, on a breakfront panelled plinth and pad feet
20½ in. (52 cm.) high; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) wide
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For a note on the firm of Raingo Frères, please see lot 197.
Illustrated in A. M. Massinelli, The Gilbert Collection, Hardstones, London, 2000, p. 66, cat. no. 15.
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