A rare find and one we could not let slip past our fingers is this decorative 19th Century French three piece clock set comprising of a central clock and a pair of candelabras. The focal point is this classic Doree brass urn design featuring lion’s head bust with ring handles, enamel dial with flying cherub and topped off with a dragon serpent with wings. This antique French mantel clock is from the late 1800’s-early 1900’s with a black body of old gilded inlaid brass and an amazing amount of crisp detail. Flanked by a pair of matching 5 light candelabra or candle holder each piece is set on a beautifully scrolled base raised on four winged feet.
We came across this original clock in France at a home of a very old lady and found its detailed work depicting the Greek God Apollo superb. A remarkable addition to any room of the house, this antique French Dore bronze and ormolu Mantel Clock is from the mid (18th or 19th) Century. With intricate work of flowers, scroll work and torches on either side of the box that is remarkable, the standout is the design depicting Apollo the Greek God of Sun, Music and Poetry. Apollo is featured with his Lyre sitting atop a face and helmet of a nameless woman. The face features Roman numerals with Palmas de gold (leaves and flowers).
The response to our previous antique blogs was so tremendous that we decided to showcase another antique piece which we found during our travels across the globe (last year we visited 15 countries)! We will introduce different pieces each month. Today we have chosen a piece which certainly does justice to all our hand embroidered tableware items including tablecloths, napkins and placemats. Our extensive line is exquisite and museum quality in its own right much like this luncheon plate which dates back to the late 1800’s.