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A French 18th century Louis XVI period white Carrara marble and ormolu garniture clock set signed by Jean-Simon Bourdier

List: $16,500.00

A French 18th century Louis XVI period white Carrara marble and ormolu garniture clock set signed by Jean-Simon Bourdier

List: $16,500.00

A striking and high quality French 18th century Louis XVI period white Carrara marble and ormolu garniture clock set signed by Jean-Simon Bourdier. The clock is raised by elegant mottled reeded feet below the rectangular white Carrara marble base with... — Read More

  • Item # 3678A
  • H: 15 in L: 7.75 in D: 5.25 in

    H: 38 cm L: 20 cm D: 13 cm

  • Candle Height: 10 in
  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI Period Read More
  • (Louis XVI Period) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Jean-Simon Bourdier Read More
  • Jean-Simon Bourdier was known for his clocks with the fine and elaborate cases which were used to furnish a number of royal palaces. There are at least seven of his clocks in the Patrimonio Nacional de Madrid. Other examples of his work can be found at the Musée de Dijon and in Paris at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers and the Ministère de la Guerre.
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