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19th Century Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock, Fidelity



Early 19th century Empire clock crafted of gilt bronze, or ormolu, featuring an allegorical scene with a woman sitting at her work table playing with her dog, symbol of loyalty. The group is set above a raised case containing the dial. On one side of the dial in relief is the woman’s lover holding the letter she wrote to him, and speaking to his dog. On the other side of the clock is an oil lamp and a basket of flowers. The clock rests on a plinth decorated with Mercury’s caduceus and two winged hats, above four toupie feet, circa 1800 Dimensions: W 12.2 in - D 4.5in - H 14.2in. Dimensions: L 31cm, P 11.5cm, H 36cm.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.18 in. (36 cm)Width: 12.21 in. (31 cm)Depth: 4.53 in. (11.5 cm)
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Beautiful original gilding with light wear due to age. The clockwork has been cleaned, serviced, and is in working condition.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 27071stDibs: LU2065317597082

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Montesson, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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