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18th-19th Century French Tole Wall Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century French round painted tole black wall clock.
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Antique 18th Century French Wall Clocks

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Brass, Tôle

  • 18th-19th Century French Tole Wall Clock
  • 18th-19th Century French Tole Wall Clock
  • 18th-19th Century French Tole Wall Clock
  • 18th-19th Century French Tole Wall Clock
H 21.5 in. W 15.75 in. D 6 in.
French 18th Century Coromandel and Ormolu Grandfather Clock
By Jean-Baptiste-André Furet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent large scale French 18th century Coromandel and ormolu Grandfather Clock, by André Furet. This very unique and high quality clock is raised by rectangular base with a li...
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Antique 18th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent and very high quality French 18th century Louis XV period ormolu clock. At the base is a scene of two maidens draped in flowing garments holding finely detailed floral ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
H 27.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 8.25 in.
French Early 18th Century Louis XV Period Ormolu Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb French early 18th century Louis XV period ormolu clock, signed Gaudrons du Roy, Paris. The clock is raised on an ormolu base with luxuriant scrolled movements. Below the fac...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Oak Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 18th century Louis XVI period oak grandfather clock. The clock is raised by a square mottled base with an elegant carved recessed design. At the center is a finely ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Cl...

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Oak

18th Century French Standing Clock Housing w/ Original Ochre Paints
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century French standing clock housing with original ochre paints.    
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Antique 18th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Oak Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 18th century Louis XVI period oak grandfather clock. The clock is raised by fine bun feet below a mottled finally carved foliate band. The case displays one doo...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Cl...

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Oak

18th Century French Carved Walnut Grandfather Clock from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate an entry or dining room with this unique, antique, long case clock. Crafted in Lyon, France, circa 1760, and shaped as a carved spline column, the tall time keeper sits on a...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Ormolu and Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and very high-quality French 18th century Louis XVI period ormolu, Bleu Turquin, and white Carrara marble clock signed by Jean-Baptiste Dutertre. The clock is ra...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

18th Century French Grande Sonnerie Pendule D'officier Alarm Clock
By Le Roi
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A fine French ormolu grande sonnerie pendule d'officier with alarm, Le Roi & Fils, late 18th century. The ormolu case profusely decorated with floral swag friezes and oval floral ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Carriage Clocks and Travel Clocks

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Ormolu and Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and high-quality French 18th century Louis XVI period ormolu, Gris St. Anne and white Carrara marble clock signed 'Mailland, a Paris'. The clock is raised by six mottled o...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Signed Cartel Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large and important French 18th century Louis XV period Boulle Cartel clock, signed Le Faucheur, A Paris. The clock has the original tortoiseshell with brass inlay and ormolu mount...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Ormolu

French Late 18th Century Louis XVI Period Clock Signed Déliau
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An incredible and extremely high quality French late 18th century Louis XVI period ormolu, white Carrara marble and black Belgian marble clock signed Déliau - Rue De La Bartillerie N...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Table Clock Gilded Bronze and White Marble, France, 18th Century
Located in Milano, IT
White marble clock with gilded bronze decorations. Two columns with square base Stand on the rectangular basement, in the middle of the columns there is the cylindrical shaped clock....
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Antique 18th Century French Neoclassical Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Table Clock Gilded Bronze and White Marble, France, 18th Century
Located in Milano, IT
White marble clock with gilded bronze decorations. Two columns with square base stand on the rectangular basement, in the middle of the columns there is the cylindrical shaped clock....
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Antique 18th Century French Neoclassical Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

18th century French Mantel Clock by Le Noir
By Etienne LeNoir
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French antique gilt bronze mantel clock, late 18th century, by Le Noir A Paris. France, circa 1780. Well-made with a gilt bronze Rococo case. The dial marked Etienne Le Noir A P...
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Antique 1780s French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

  • 18th century French Mantel Clock by Le Noir
  • 18th century French Mantel Clock by Le Noir
  • 18th century French Mantel Clock by Le Noir
  • 18th century French Mantel Clock by Le Noir
H 11.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Tall 18th-19th Century French Painted Floor Longcase Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tall 18th-19th Century French Painted Floor Longcase Clock
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Antique Early 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Glass, Wood

18th Century French Tall Case Clock or Horloge de Parquet
Located in Winter Park, FL
An exceptional 18th century French Horloge De Parquet, or tall case clock from Burgundy. Made of solid cherry and walnut with burl of elm on the door panel. In three parts: the base ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

French Early 18th Century Louis XV Period Wall Mounted Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality French early 18th century Louis XV period tortoiseshell and ormolu mounted cartel clock. The impressive clock rests on its original wall-moun...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Ormolu

18th Century French Directoire Ormolu and Enamel Clock by Deverberie
By Jean-Simon Deverberie
Located in Essex, MA
Period French marble and ormolu mantel clock with sunburst or sun king motif original works. Gilding in great condition. Neoclassical form with enamel embellishments in great conditi...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

18th Century French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Cartel Wall Clock
By Gilles Laine
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A period Louis XVI Cartel clock in original fire gilded bronze; the large white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and is signed Gilles Laine, who was an important 18th centu...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

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Bronze

French Oak Long Case Clock with Original Painted Wood Dial, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Oak Long Case Clock with original painted wood dial, 18th Century
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Antique 18th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Oak

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Ormolu and Silvered Bronze Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French 18th century Louis XVI period ormolu and silvered bronze clock, signed Pfeñinger, Zurich. The clock is centered by a striking foliate berried bottom finial below th...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

18th Century Bacchante Bronze Dore’ Mantel Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Louis XVI ormolu mantel clock depicting a Bacchanal figure with grapes above two seated cupids on patinated goats.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

18th Century French Provincial Oak Grandfather Clock with an Enamel Griffin Face
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th Cent) oak grandfather clock with an enamel clock face having metal griffins (Non-operational).
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase ...

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Enamel

18th Century French Louis XIV Carved Oak Painted Grandfather Long Case Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in northern France, circa 1800, this elegant tall case clock features a carved and pierced bonnet top decorated with intricate carvings. The long front door features floral a...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass

French 18th Century Louis XV Period/Louis XVI Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock
By Julien Le Roy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu nine light chandelier. The chandelier is centered by an outstanding bottom acorn inverted finial amidst richly chased acanthus lea...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Ormolu

Superb Carved 18th c French Lantern Clock Case with Movement
Located in Houston, TX
Found in Northern France, this wonderful 18th c. Longcase (grandfather) from the Normandy region of France is truly a special find. Beautifully detailed, the exterior is carved with...
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Antique 18th Century French Other Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

18th Century French Louis XV Boulle and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A Louis XV Boulle bracket clock the case inlaid with tortoiseshell on a brass ground, with Rococo scrollwork and gilded mounts. The clock has its original movement.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

18th Century Elegant French Louis XIV Hand Carved Tall Case Clock with Rooster
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and completely original, antique oak grandfather or lantern clock, circa 1750. This very old grandfather clock is one of the tallest we have ever seen and it has an amazing...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and...

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Brass, Bronze

18th Century French Louis XV Cartel Clock, Vernis Etienne Simon Martin
Located in Dallas, TX
This sumptuous red and gold clock was made during the Louis XV period of 18th century France, circa 1750. It is decorated in a beautiful red lacquer with roses and rose stems, attrib...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Bronze, Brass

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Burl Walnut and Marquetry Tall Case Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in lyon, France, circa 1780, the antique fruitwood tall case clock features beautiful carved lines including a bonnet top, a violin shape body style and scrolled feet under a...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Walnut, Burl

Fine 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Stamped Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Wall Clocks

Important 18th Century French Horn and Gilt Bronze Bracket Clock Signed Marchand
By Nicolas Jean Marchand
Located in Rome, IT
An early Louis XV green stained horn and gilt bronze-mounted bracket clock, the clock second quarter of 18th century, the dial inscribed 'Causard Her du Roy a la Cour,' the case sta...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Bronze

Late 18th Century French Marble and Gilt Bronze Clock by/After Deverberie
By Jean-Simon Deverberie
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A fine example of a late 18th century Empire marble and gilt bronze clock after a model by Deverberie. The 5.75?dial signed Paris, sits on an open patinated bronze plinth adorned wit...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

18th Century Louis XV Green Horn Cartel Clock
Located in Paris, FR
Louis XV cartel clock and wall console crafted of green horn and gilt bronze Rocaille decoration composed of foliated scrolls, flowers and vase. The horn is embellished with red bunc...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Bronze

  • 18th Century Louis XV Green Horn Cartel Clock
  • 18th Century Louis XV Green Horn Cartel Clock
  • 18th Century Louis XV Green Horn Cartel Clock
  • 18th Century Louis XV Green Horn Cartel Clock
H 38.59 in. W 13.78 in. D 6.7 in.
18th Century French Marble, Gilded Bronze Clock by Jean-Baptiste-André Furet
By Jean-Baptiste-André Furet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A late 18th century Louis XVI pendulum Parisian clock in good condition. Designed and produced by Jean Baptiste Andre Furet. Ormolu-mounted white marble mantle clock and marble base ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI More Clocks

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

18th Century French Louis XVI White Marble and Gilt Bronze Architectural Clock
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A very finely cast Louis XVI style marble and gilt bronze clock of architectural form. The rectangular stepped white marble bases sitting on six toupie feet, the lower front frieze d...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Rare Large Romantic French Directoire Mantel Clock, Late 18th C
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare, large (53 cm) prestigious and high quality romantic French Directoire mantel clock with love birds, with seconds' hand and pin wheel - Verguld brons - 18e eeuw. In good working...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Late 18th Century, French Louis XVI Neoclassical Ormolu Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A very fine Louis XVI period ormolu striking cartel clock “aux guirlandes”, the movement signed on the white enamel by Gille L’Aine, Paris. Pierre II. Gille l’ainé (1723-1784) was th...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

18th Century French Louis XVI Carved Giltwood Wall Clock with Oval Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
This large wall hanging clock was carved in Paris, France, circa 1780. The antique clock is topped with a cartouche frame. Inside the frame, is a small, delicate painting decorated w...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

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Mercury Glass, Giltwood

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Burl Tall Case Clock with Rooster
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique long case clock was crafted in Lyon, France, circa 1760. The tall fruitwood grandfather clock, built in two sections; the top section with curved bonnet and cro...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIV Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XVI Clock Soldier on Horseback
Located in Paris, FR
Louis XVI clock crafted of gilt, patinated and multicolored bronze featuring a soldier on horseback playing the tambourine. The white enameled dial, with Roman and Arabic numerals, a...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Bronze

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Clock Soldier on Horseback
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Clock Soldier on Horseback
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Clock Soldier on Horseback
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Clock Soldier on Horseback
H 10.24 in. W 4.73 in. D 6.89 in.
18th Century French Black Marble Clock Louis XVI Robert Robin
Located in Roma, RM
Monumental clock in French marble, signed Robert Robin (1741-1799) is one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the late 18th century. Having received the titles of Valet de ...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

18th Century Louis XVI Period Figurative Bisque Clock
By Jean-Simon Deverberie
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A late 18th century French Louis XVI bisque shepherdess mantel clock. The tableau modelled in bisque porcelain (unglazed porcelain), showing a shepherdess on the left holding her sho...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble

Very Fine Early 18th Century French Bronze Mantel Clock Set
Located in Hudson, NY
A fine and early 18th century French Empire ormolu fire gilded or bronze doré clock with two candleholder. The original gilding is in exquisite condition with a lovely golden glow. T...
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Antique 1710s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Gold, Bronze

Neoclassical 18th Century Ormolu and Marble Lyre Clock
Located in London, GB
This exquisite mantel clock was crafted during the reign of Louis XVI. The clock is shaped as an ormolu lyre, and features a surmounting classical head surrounded by flowers and sunb...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Carved Burl Walnut Tall Case Clock from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Lyon, France, circa 1760 and built in one section, the antique fruitwood grandfather clock stands on curved feet over a scalloped apron, and features beautiful carved line...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Walnut, Burl

Late 18th Century Louis XVI Small Clock: The Gardener
Located in Paris, FR
Small mantle clock crafted of gilt bronze, or ormolu, featuring an allegory of the gardener. He is surrounded by a rabbit and some gardening tools: a watering can, a shovel and a rak...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

18th Century Charles X Style Yellow Tole Octagonal Wall Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century Charles X style yellow tole octagonal wall clock.
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Antique 18th Century French Charles X Wall Clocks

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Tôle

Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A rare 18th century Louis XVI period small clock. In gilt bronze. Curved wooden base covered with lacquer and glossy colourless varnish. Original mechanism without modification...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
H 3.94 in. W 8.27 in. D 9.45 in.
Quite Exceptional 18th Century Cartel Clock by Jean Hubert
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A quite exceptional 18th century French, green Vernis-Martin cartel clock. Retaining its original bracket.The face with the name Jean Hubert, Rouen. Retaining entirely the original g...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wall Clocks

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Ormolu

18th Century France Louis XVI Gilt Mantel Clock by Lepine, 1790s
By Lepine
Located in Roma, RM
Wonderful golden clock, signed Jean-Antoine Lépine, (born November 18, 1720, Challex, France, Died May 31, 1814 (aged 93)Paris, France) a wonderful example of the art of this great...
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Antique 1790s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Louis XVI Ormolu Carriage Clock, Pendule d'Officier, Late 18th Century
Located in New Spencertown, NY
Signed on dial "Jn Pre Calame A PARIS" with later key. Movement not guaranteed.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Carriage Clocks and Travel Cl...

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Ormolu

18th Century Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Mounted Tulipwood Regulator Longcase Clock
Located in London, GB
An 18th century regulator long case clock the hood surmounted by an armillary sphere and with foliate spandrels, the panelled plinth with Hercules mask, the nine-and-a-half inch dial...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Bronze, Ormolu

Louis XVI Gilt Bronze and Marble Mantel Clock, 18th Century
Located in Stockholm, SE
A Louis XVI gilt bronze and marble mantel clock.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Antique 18th Century Boulle Bracket Clock by Brezagez and Marchand
By Marchand
Located in London, GB
Antique 18th century Boulle bracket clock by Brezagez and Marchand French, circa 1740 Measures: Clock: Height 87cm, width 47cm, depth 21cm Bracket: Height 40cm, width 53cm, depth ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wall Clocks

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Brass, Enamel, Ormolu

Rare Late 18th Century Neoclassical Louis XVI Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The circular white-enameled dial signed ”Detour Paris” with Roman hours and Arabic quarter marks, a further inner Arabic chapter ring for the day of month. Pierced gilt hands and a b...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Enamel

18th Century French Gilt Bronze and Marble Clock and Garniture by Crosnier
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Magnificent hand carved white marble and gilt bronze clock with garniture. Extravagant cast gilt bronze mounts with lavish detail. The central clock flaked by gilt bronze goats. This...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Boulle Mantel Clock '18th Century Pattern' Wood Gilded Bronze
Located in Liverpool, GB
19th century Boulle mantel clock, 18th century model A prestigious museum-class mantel clock of almost a meter height, made around the mid-19th century (according to the 18th centu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

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18th Century French Clock For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 18th century French clock you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 18th century French clock — often made from metal, bronze and wood — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a 18th century French clock — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each 18th century French clock bearing Louis XVI, Louis XV or Neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. A well-made 18th century French clock has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Ferdinand Berthoud, Jean-Simon Deverberie and Etienne LeNoir are consistently popular.

How Much is a 18th Century French Clock?

The average selling price for a 18th century French clock at 1stDibs is $8,500, while they’re typically $850 on the low end and $165,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Clocks for You

A sophisticated clock design, whether it’s a wall clock, desk clock, mantel clock or other variation, is a decorative object to be admired in your home as much as it is a necessary functional element. This is part of the reason clocks make such superb collectibles. Given the versatility of these treasured fixtures — they’ve long been made in a range of shapes, sizes and styles — a clock can prove integral to your own particular interior decor.

Antique and vintage clocks can whisk us back to the 18th and 19th centuries. When most people think of antique clocks, they imagine an Art Deco Bakelite tabletop or wall clock, named for the revolutionary synthetic plastic, Bakelite, of which they’re made, or a stately antique grandfather clock. But the art of clock-making goes way back, transcending continents and encompassing an entire range of design styles and technologies. In short, there are many kinds of clocks depending on your needs.

A variety of wall clocks can be found on 1stDibs. A large antique hand-carved walnut wall clock is best suited to a big room and a flat background given what will likely be outwardly sculptural features, while Georgian grandfather clocks, or longcase clocks, will help welcome rainswept guests into your entryway or foyer. An interactive cuckoo clock, large or small, is guaranteed to bring outsize personality to your living room or dining room. For conversation pieces of a similar breed, mid-century modern enthusiasts go for the curious Ball clock, the first of more than 150 clock models conceived in the studio of legendary architect and designer George Nelson

Minimalist contemporary clocks and books pair nicely on a shelf, but an eye-catching vintage mantel clock can add balance to your home library while drawing attention to your art and design books and other decorative objects. Ormolu clocks dating from the Louis XVI period, designed in the neoclassical style, are often profusely ornate, featuring architectural flourishes and rich naturalistic details. Rococo-style mantel clocks of Meissen porcelain or porcelain originating from manufacturers in cities such as Limoges, France, during the 18th and 19th centuries, exude an air of imperial elegance on your shelves or side tables and can help give your desk a 19th-century upgrade.

On 1stDibs, find a range of extraordinary antique, new and vintage clocks today.