Unique French Louis XVI style Sèvres bisque porcelain and gilt bronze three-piece clock garniture. Bisque female and male sculpture in dressed in 18th century style on either side of bisque neoclassical covered urn with gilt bronze garland made of leaves on a classical fluted column with an enamel clock dial with Arabic numerals and foliate pierced gilt hands, hinged glass door outlined with a flowing garland made of leaves. Two identical candelabras with matching Neoclassical covered urns each with two scrolled detailed gilt bronze branches sprouting gilt bronze candle holder and bobache on either side. Back of pedestal inscribed interlaced L's and an F in middle, Lefauxeux Paris.
Neoclassical design was inspired by the discovery of ancient Pompeii, returning Greco-Roman style in furniture and architecture. Louis XVI's reign began in 1774 and his queen Marie-Antoinette was a lover of the arts and had much influence over the style. This 18th century design is timeless and elegant, but understated; it will compliment an antique setting, or adds exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interior settings.
Place of Origin : Paris, France
Period: Circa 1880
Dimensions: H 14.5 in. x Dm 4.5 in.
Wear: consistent with age and use.