18th century French Empire gilt mantel clock, Deverberie


A very elegant and slim French Empire period mantel clock of small proportions and in excellent original condition, the ornate case depicting a matched pair of Austrian eagles.

The identical design is illustrated in Tardy 2ème Partie: Du Louis XVI à nos jours , stating the design was executed in the workshops of the Master Bronzer Deverberie in c.1780. Jean-Simon Deverberie was an important designer and bronze manufacturer who was active in the late 18th and early 19th Century in France.

The gilt bronze pierced frame features two crowned eagles flanking the skeletonised movement, and with a dragon pendulum suspended between the two. It is surmounted by a frame on which a basket of flowers apparently hangs and above it, a flaming urn. The frame is mounted on a heavily veined grey marble base on turned feet. The clock is a mere 4-inches in depth.

The 4-inch convex white enamel dial ring has an outside minute track, and gilt engine-turned inner ring.

The French 8-day open movement with silk suspension is outside countwheel striking on a large bell, with a good clear ring.

  • Height: 17½ ” (44.5 cms)
  • Width: 8½” (21.5 cms)
  • Depth: 4″ (10 cms)

The movement is to be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Price includes delivery within mainland UK.




Ref: 1492

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