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By Deverberie, Jean-Simon (French, 1764-1824)
This large antique mantel clock is significant for its unusual ormolu pendulum, which hangs emphatically below the central dial in its own space.
This beautiful antique mantel clock dates to the first French Empire period, c.1805, and features a movement encased within a large gilt mount, made by Deverberie.
The case is in the form of a two-tone gilt arch, with is centred by a circular enamel dial that is signed 'Deverberie & Comp a Paris'. Below hangs the pendulum, a bright sunburst design, unusual, and which forms the central focus of this fine display piece. The case is further decorated in relief with musical and dancing putti, maidens, floral swags, acanthus leaves and a lions head. The clock is mounted on four gilt paw feet.
Made in the form of a Classical triumphal arch, this gilt clock is a beautiful piece of sculpture, combining functionality with proud, imposing, and grand Classical style, as is typical of the period. Jean-Simon Deverberie was a highly important and successful maker and bronzier active in the Empire period, and it is rare to find such an elegant work of his such as this.
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