A handsome French classical mahogany and ormolu mounted shelf clock, by Lépine, Paris, third quarter of the 19th Century.
This French classical shelf clock exhibits the immaculate classical proportions of the French Empire period. The case which represents a classical edifice has vibrant mahogany veneer panels on the cornice and stepped base. The columns have gilt ormolu capitals and bases. The capitals are fashioned in the Corinthian manner. The molded and engine-turned ormolu bezel surrounds an enamel dial signed "Lépine / Place des Victories 2". The time and strike fusee movement has a bi-metal pendulum with brass and enamel bob. The gilding on all the ormolu is in amazing original condition.
Height: 22 1/4"; Width: 11 5/8”; Depth: 6 7/8”
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