Pierre-Basile Lapaute (called Sully-Lepaute) (1750-1843) worked with his cousin Jean-Joseph from 1795 until 1811 when he began to collaborate with his son Pierre-Michel (1785-1849). The pair received the title Horloger de l'Empereur and were a principal supplier to the Garde-Meuble and then Horloger du Roi during the Restoration and July Monarchy. There clocks were shown at the Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie from 1819-23.
Related clocks showing the theme La Naissance de l'Amour with Cupid emerging from a rose are illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Encyclopédie de la Pen dule franâise du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, Paris, 1997, p. 389, figs. E and F.