Louis XVI style clock set by BEURDELEY ALFRED-EMMANUEL
Exceptional and delicate fireplace decoration composed of a clock and two candelabra in finely engraved and gilded bronze with mat gold and burnished gold.
The clock supports potpourri appearing as a bunch of fruit and flowers highlighted by four goat heads holding small chains. The movement includes a box flanked by winding pilasters decorated with garlands of flowers and laurel branches.
The base has a raised centre with a frieze of rinceau and foliage with seeds and is framed by a large leafed ogee and asparagus side canals. Decorated with a section of steel-blue plates framed in pearls and adorned in its centre with a Wedgwood medallion. The base rests on eight small toupie feet.
Polychrome enamelled dial signed Beurdeley in Paris. The movement also indicates the day of the month.
The candelabras opposite one other are represented by a winged mermaid, supporting at arm’s length a twisted plant branching a bouquet of eight lights with bobeches, drip pans and finished with a pinecone.
They rest on a base also decorated with a section of steel-blue plates framed with a pearled arched on one side of a Wedgwood medallion and on the other a Lapis-lazuli plate. All rest on eight small toupie feet.
Louis XVI style.
French work from the second half of the XIX century around 1870, Napoleon III period.
Signed and produced by Maison Beurdeley in Paris.
Pendulum height: 60 cm – Width: 45 cm – Depth: 18 cm
Candelabra height: 62 cm – Width: 30 cm – Depth: 12 cm