Louis XVI as Caesar

An early French Empire clock, the entirely fire gilt case depicts a standing figure of Louis XVI dressed as a Roman emperor (Caesar), holding a scroll in his outstretched right arm over the plinth which houses the movement.  On top of the plinth is a wreath and a plumed helmut.  The lower rectangular clock base has a frieze in high relief depicting a battle scene.  The clock has it’s original eight day silk string suspension movement ringing the hours and halfs on a bell; the white enamel dial with roman numerals.

Dimensions: 20″ H (51cm) x 14″ W (35cm) x 5″ D (13cm)

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