CA1029 French Empire Library Clock

Good example of a finely cast early 19th Century French Empire gilt bronze ormolu library clock surmounted by two children sitting on stools reading books. The encasement for the movement is designed to look like a book cabinet and is in turn surmounted by a book with two symbolic wreaths of flowers. Signed SEZILLE Palais Royal No137 à Paris. Louis Sezille is recorded as working out of the Palais-Royal in 1818. Eight day movement adapted to a brocot suspension later in the 19th century, Breguet style moon hands. Circa 1815.

H43cm x W29cm x D12cm
H17" x W11 3/8" x D7 1/2"

Stock No.: CA1029/413
Price: £4,500

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