A superb quality French bronze gilt mantel clock adorned with classical female figure wearing a dress and laurel wreath halo writing in a book draped over a white carrara marble rectangular shaped base with bow ends. The base is embellished with foliate rosettes and laurel leaf moulding and stands on decorative feet. The clock has a white enamel dial with Roman numerals and the makers name- Leroy & Fils Palais Royal 114 &115 The movement is a French eight day duration which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell with outside count wheel. The movement back plate is also stamped with the makers name. Leroy et Fils was founded in 1785 by Basile Charles Leroy.
The company became the clockmakers to Napoleon I, Princess Pauline and the Duke of Bourbon. They had retail outlets in both Paris and London and under Queen Victoria they were the only foreign clock makers that had the British royal warrant. Height - 12 inches Width - 15 inches Depth - 5 ½ inches Circa - 1870. This clock is in lovely condition ready for your home. The bronze gilt has been cleaned and lacquered and the movement has been cleaned and serviced and comes with a 12 month guarantee.Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration has been established in Macclesfield, Cheshire for 30 years. We supply high quality antique furniture, lighting, clocks and home furnishings ready for direct sale to private customers, interior designers and dealers around the world from our showroom. Our stock inventory consists of decorative Continental, English and Oriental items ranging from the 18th century through to the 20th century. Our showroom is open Monday - Friday.
All items are available to view. If you would like to know more information or to arrange an appointment to view please call on 01625 611880. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "arrowsmithantiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.