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Lot 0445
A LOUIS XVI REVIVAL GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE MOUNTED FIGURAL MANTLE CLOCK GARNITURE, FRENCH, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, the bronze figure cast after a model by Mathurin Moreau (French 1822-1912) signed "Moreau. Math. Hors Concours," underside scratched "M" and fitted with conforming bronze rotating frame, on a rectangular Algerian onyx breakfront case with berried laurel branches tied with tasseled drapery mounts and trimmed in leaf tip encadrements, centering a domed bezel opening to a circular white enamel dial with black Arabic chapters suspending floral swags and illegibly signed over "Paris," within twin key escapements, reversing to the mechanism with circular pastille stamped "AD MOUJIN DEUX MEDAILLE" surrounding a star and numbered "40331," above fluted details and raised on cast fluted toupie feet with draping swag details set within, height with sculpture: 28 3/4", width: 11", depth: 12"; the pair of matching five light candelabras composed of Algerian onyx and similarly detailed bronzes with additional scrolling foliate branches centering a columnar stem surmounted by a fifth candle nozzle and fruiting finial, height: 27 1/2", width: 6", depth: 6".


Good condition overall, bronze sculpture has some light surface wear and surface buildup but nicely patinated, bezel dome is a replacement, bronzes regilt, tiny chips, wear and surface buildup on dial face, lacking a pendulum, includes one winding key. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS.”

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Estimate $800 - $1,200Sep 22
Houston, TX, USA