Empire clock called The Library

A fine and rare French Empire clock in gilded bronze called the Library and featuring a boy and a girl dressed in classical attire diligently studying in a library, both are sitting on a stool in front of a clock which is integrated into a column which also serves as a bookshelf.  The oval clock base is decorated with garlands.  The white enamel dial has Roman numerals; the silk string movement rings the hours and halfs on a bell.  A similar example is in the Palazzo Reale De el Pardo in Madrid, (Ref. French Bronze Clocks by Elke Niehuser, page 184).

Dimensions: 15″H (38cm) x 12″W (31cm) x 6″D (15cm)

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