Louis Moreau French Antique C1890 Large Art Nouveau Bronze Figural Mantle Clock For Sale
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For your consideration is this French figural mantel clock by LOUIS MOREAU entitled, "Maradeuse” by Francois Moreau" c1890-1905 – red marble garniture case: dated between 1890 and 1905. It includes the key.
A beautiful bronze 15” finial of a peasant girl holding a basket of fruit. The figure is incorporated with marble node & stand. The clock has a beveled glass door. The clock face appears to be reversed painted numerals on glass.
The finial has a metal name tag with the inscription: "MARADEUSE" Par Francois Moreau. The maker's mark, Louis Moreau is incised on the statue at the base, “L&F Moreau” in script. France is incised on the back of the statue.
The metal portion is spelter with the original gilded surface still very much intact with the exception of a small area on the girl’s wrist. Photo provided.
This is a large clock standing roughly 22-1/2" tall, 13" wide, 8" deep.
We will safely remove the pendulum in transit.
The figure is intact, no breaks or repairs.
The marble is very clean, bright and beautiful. No chips, cracks or repairs.
The clock works and keeps good time and the chimes work. However, the minute hand needs to be switched. It chimes once at the full hour and the full chime rings at the half hour. For instance, at 4:30 it will chime 5 times then at 5:00, it will chime only once.
The figure will turn and twist on the case and needs to be tightened. The legs also need to be tightened as they wobble. They are still intact and strong enough to hold the clock firmly.
It is important to note that this may exceed the weight limit for international buyers. Please check your country's guidelines for parcels before you offer. This will be a 26 pound package. International buyers, this is the lowest rate available for shipping. Sorry, but we will be unable to respond to 'cheaper shipping' questions.
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Our inventory is thoroughly cleaned and inspected prior to listing. However, we leave any restoration up to the buyer. Most of our customers claim our items to be "Better Than Described". We never want you to be disappointed.
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