19th Century French Louis XVI St. Garniture Set Signed Raingo Frères, Paris
Item # 2551
A sensational mid 19th century French Louis XVI st. three piece garniture set signed Raingo Frères, Paris. The clock with a brown and white vein color marble is highly decorated by ormolu mounts with all original gilt. The set has a pair of two scrolled arms candelabras. The clock has signs of peace amidst a bow and arrow for protection.
Zacharie Joseph Raingo (1775- 1839), Son of watchmaker Nicolas Raingo, was a renowned clockmaker and bronzier, and founded Raingo Frères in 1813 Paris, with his three brothers.
Raingo Frères was named the "Horloger-Mécanicien" by the Duke of Orleans and "Horloger -Mécanicien du Garde-Meuble de la Couronne" (Supplier of the King of France) in 1824. King George IV of England was also a collector.
Known for the quality of their ormolu, Raingo Frères had furnished bronzes and garniture for Emperor Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenia, now at The Louvre Museum in Paris.
Raingo Frères exhibited at the World's Fairs in Paris from 1884 to 1889, and won prizes at all of them, including a gold medal in 1889. In 1862 they also exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in London.