ANTIQUE FRENCH GOLD PLATED BRONZE & RED LANGUEDOC MARBLE "EMPIRE" MANTEL CLOCK

Another Great Find from a Chateau in the South of France, An Astounding Early 19th Century, "French Empire (1804 to 1815)" , Gold Plated Bronze, Bronze Patina and Red Languedoc Marble Mantel Clock by One of France's Premier Clock-smiths "Chartenay a Versailles" Typical of Those Found in the Palace of Versailles, circa 1810 !!
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Another Great Find from a Chateau in the South of France, An Astounding Early 19th Century, "French Empire (1804 to 1815)" , Gold Plated Bronze, Bronze Patina and Red Languedoc Marble Mantel Clock by One of France's Premier Clock-smiths "Chartenay a Versailles" Typical of Those Found in the Palace of Versailles, circa 1810  !!

This Beautifully Elegant Mantel Clock Weights over 30 Kilograms, Stands Approximately 60 cm. High, 44 cm. Long and Roughly 17 cm. Deep, It is a Stunning Example of the Magnificent "Empire" Period Workmanship in Bronze and Red Languedoc Marble Found Throughout the Palace of Versailles !!

This is a Stunning Piece of Art in Superb Condition, Luxury and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the French Aristocracy, A True Family Heirloom for Generations, Picture this Amazing Piece in the King's Salon at the Luxurious Palace of Versailles, A True Piece of French History !!

Museum Quality, The Traditional Elegance, Luxury and Sophistication Historically Reserved for the Elite of the French Court, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality, Total Luxury at a Very Affordable Price - Truly a "One of a Kind" Piece and a Worthy Addition to the Family Estate !!

Red Languedoc marble is extracted from several areas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. It was predominantly used in architecture, on wall tiles, on fireplaces, on furniture and on marquetry work - particularly during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The Grand Trianon of the Versailles Palace, built for Marie-Antoinette, features several fireplaces made out of Red Languedoc Marble, as well as a shining floor made out of Carrere marble, black Belgium marble, and red Languedoc marble found in The Round Room. The Round Room also features a fireplace made out of red Languedoc marble. The music hall inside the Grand Trianon is also decorated with a large fireplace made out of this red Languedoc marble.

The exterior peristyle of the Grand Trianon of the Versailles Palace alternates between pilasters and monolithic columns made out of red Languedoc marble. Red Languedoc marble has been extracted from the region since the roman period but exploitation was relatively low until the end of the Renaissance period. Extraction in large quantities started at the beginning of the 17th century. The red Languedoc marble quarries were made royal quarries in 1692 and were under the direct control of the master of the royal buildings -  called “the quarry of of the King”.  Louis XIV made extensive use of red Languedoc marble in particular for the Versailles palace, the Saint-Cloud palace and for many other royal buildings.

This is a very fine example of period workmanship from the French Empire. The casting quality is nearly of jewelry grade, even the smallest details captured in the cast, then filed and chased into perfection. The figural captures a huntress with hunting bow, arrow quiver and accompanying hunting dog.  She is a complex piece that is cast in many parts. Her facial features are noteworthy, as rarely is such care shown to the formation of the eyes - each eye lid is flawlessly cast with remarkable realism. Her flowing tunic is cast with amazing detail and realism found only in the highest quality Empire Period works. The silk suspension movement also remains in impeccable condition.  All of our clocks are serviced and the movements recalibrated before shipping. This is a truly exceptional and quite rare investment grade work of art from the first Empire, an object that will certainly be a cherished part of any carefully selected collection.

This Piece has Been Meticulously Crafted by Hand to the Highest of International Standards, Amazingly Intricate Workmanship Throughout, Unparalleled French Elegance and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the Elite of the French Court !!

Close-up of the Clock Face with the Glass Cover Removed.  Amazingly intricate workmanship and quality and showing the "Chatenay a Versailles" inscription.

A Magnificent Example of the Splendor of First "French Empire", Recognized Throughout the World for its Breath-Taking Elegance, Craftsmanship and Quality, Amazingly Intricate Workmanship by Master Craftsmen, A Very Solid Investment for the Astute Investor !!

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