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About the object

A Figural Empire Clock depicting
The Chariot of Telemachus

Constructed from gilt-bronze, and expertly mercury-gilded, chased, and burnished, rising from a rectangular plinth supported by hairy paw feet and truncated ionic columns, relief decoration, and most unusual owl figures. The dial set within the wheel of a chariot, surmounted by the figures of Athena and Telemachus, holding the reigns of two rearing horses. The eight-day silk suspension movement striking on the hour and half hour, the spokes of the chariot at the five-minute mark, having a count wheel bearing roman numerals. The dial signed "Le Roy, Palais Royal Nos 13 & 14" indicating the clockmaker to Napoleon.
French, circa 1810

Dimensions

H: 17.5 in / 44.5 cm  |  W: 20.5 in / 52.5 cm  |  D: 5.5 in / 14 cm

Condition report

Excellent; in working condition.

Stock number

9274