French Empire The Library Clock
A fine and rare French Empire clock in gilded bronze called The Library, 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 halves 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)