This beautiful mantel clock, dating from the French Restauration period of the early 19th Century, is impressively crafted from gilt bronze with a later malachite veneer. The clock is of rectangular form and shaped as a column. The gilt bronze Roman numerals that make up the clock dial are individually mounted to the front of the column in a circular formation. An intricately cast gilt bronze swag of flowers and fruit curls around the clock dial and extends to either side of the clock, hanging from rams’ head masks. There are further gilt bronze mounts banding the top and base of the clock, and the clock is set onto four gilt bronze paw feet.