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987: French Empire Gilded Mantel Clock

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Description

French Empire Gilded Mantel Clock
circa 1840, with standing female figure in classical dress, modeled as clasping a letter to her chest while bending over a table of flowers supported by winged caryatids, the whole resting on a shaped burnished steel base with gilt metal ormolu mounts and front bas-relief plaque of seated females in classical dress, flanked by two cupids, all raised on six bun feet; enamel face, signed "Galle / Rue Vivienne, Paris", time and strike; with a pendulum, no key.
17 x 13.5 x 4.5 in.



Condition

Front and back plate missing; ornament missing from central figure's hand. Clock not guaranteed to be working or complete.
Buyer's Premium

18%

Estimate $100 – $10,000
Starting Bid $50
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7:00 AM - Apr 26, 2012
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Auctioneer
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Ltd.

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