French Bronze Chariot Mantel Clock Directoire/ Empire Period Submit Best Offer
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A Directoire Period/ Empire Period 1793-1815 French Bronze Chariot Mantel Clock Depicting a Chariot Driven by a Winged Putto with a Mounted Lion. It is also possible this Mantle Clock could have been made in the Empire Period Between 1800 and 1820. The Directoire Period and the Empire Period do overlap. However the use of the Bronze Urns at the base are emblematic of the Directoire Period. The Ormolu on the front is exquisite and of the highest quality. The marble is a beautiful green with white veins running through it called Verde Antico. This marble was frequently used in the Directoire Period and Empire Period. It measures 17 inches wide X 18 inches high.
This piece has been inspected and authenticated by two graduates of The Ecole Boulle in Paris, France. The Ecole Boulle was founded in the 19th century and named after the cabinet maker to Louis XIV, King of France Andre Charles Boulle.
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