A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Onyx And Ormolu Clock With Ormolu Sculpture
Item # 9201
A sensational and extremely high-quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. onyx and ormolu clock by Raingo Frères, Paris. This most elegant clock is raised by an ormolu base with decorative recessed panels of foliate designs below two beaded ormolu bands. The architectural onyx case has fluted columns with ormolu chandelles. The center with its signed Raingo Frères dial is flanked by ormolu berried foliate mounts. Above is a shelf decorated by a beaded border and a most impressive ormolu statue, signed Clodion. The sculpture is of two maidens dressed in classical attire; one holding up a tambourine while the other is playing with a cherub grasping clusters of grapes. The clock retains its original movement and vibrant satin and burnished original gilding. Wonderful proportions.