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A French 18th century Louis XV period/Louis XVI clock, by Julien Le Roy, Paris

List: $16,500.00

An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu nine light chandelier. The chandelier is centered by an outstanding bottom acorn inverted finial amidst richly chased acanthus leaf patterns. Each S scrolled arm is decorated with fine acanthus leaves ending... — Read More

  • Item # 7442
  • H: 13 in L: 10 in D: 6 in

    H: 33 cm L: 25 cm D: 15 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Ormolu
  • Louis XV Period Read More
  • (Louis XV Period) - Also known as Louis Quinze or Rocaille, this style followed the traditions of French décor, until it took on a life and look of its own with decorations and motifs becoming more exuberant. The style was heavily influenced by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. In his old age, from 1750 – 1774, Louis XV showed more signs of constraint in his design style and this period showed more signs of French Neoclassicism.
  • Julien Le Roy Read More
  • Julien Le Roy (1686-1759) was a major 18th-century Parisian clockmaker and watchmaker. Born in Tours in 1686, by the age of 13, he had already made his first clock. In 1699, he moved to Paris further training. He became maitre horloger in 1713 and later juré of his guild. Further appointments followed, including the Directorship of the Société des Arts, but the pinnacle of his achievement was being appointed clockmaker (Horloger Ordinaire du Roi) toking Louis XV in 1739. He carried on his business from Rue du Harlay until his death in 1759. His son Pierre Le Roy carried on the business until the early 1780s. Another son, Julien-David Le Roy (1724–1803), was aNeo-Classical architect and archaeologist, author of the Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece. Examples of his work can be found in many major museums including the Louvre, Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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A French 18th century Louis XV period/Louis XVI clock, by Julien Le Roy, Paris