Antique French Louis XVI style gilt bronze cartel clock
French, late 19th Century
Height 63cm, width 28cm, depth 10cm
This elegant cartel clock is crafted from gilt bronze in the Neoclassical style. The clock features a central white enamel dial, set into a shaped gilt bronze case adorned with trelliswork piercing, moulded foliate beading, and elaborate gilt bronze mounts, including draped laurel garlands to either side, a medallion below, and a splayed acanthus leaf above. The case is surmounted by an ornate gilt bronze finial modelled as an urn with foliate handles.