Elegant Swedish White Marble Mantel Clock



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Elegant Swedish White Marble Mantel Clock, fourth quarter 19th century, the gilt-brass-mounted clock of portico form in the Gustavian style, the bowfront portico embellished with lidded trophees at the rear and with draped tasseled chains, the drum-form clock case mantled by a three-quarter laurel-leaf wreath, with a convex glass dial cover, h. 19″, w. 11″, d. 6″.

Condition report

In overall good condition. The urn atop the drum case exhibits two losses to the upper rim and the square base has a tiny loss to the proper right, back corner along with tiny chips discernable by touch. The laurel wreath (proper right) exhibits an old professional repair to the base of the top three petals. There is an old repair to the convex face between XII & I with losses around the single key hole. One flower lacking on cornice level urn. One cornice level urn has a tiny crack and floral sprays reset in plaster. The gilt-brass exhibits very little oxidation. Key and pendulum remain. No evidence of a bell or associated winding mechanism. NOTE: We make no representation that any time piece is in working order.

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