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Firm of Le Roy et Fils 1828–1898
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and enamel decorated mantle clock, Paris, last quarter 19th century
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Firm of Le Roy et Fils 1828–1898
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and enamel decorated mantle clock, Paris, last quarter 19th century

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Age of Elegance: European Paintings, Furniture and Sculpture

Hong Kong

Firm of Le Roy et Fils 1828–1898
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and enamel decorated mantle clock, Paris, last quarter 19th century
decorated with finely painted enamel plaques with classical scenes, each side depicting allergorical figures of hunting and fishing, the twin train movement stamped LEROY ET FILS / A PARIS and numbered 823
height 19¾ in
50 cm
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Catalogue Note

An architectural and enamel plaque decorated clock by Le Roy et Fils can be seen in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman in 1991.

Established by Basile Charles Le Roy in 1785, the firm of Le Roy et Fils became a well-established and renowned clockmaker. Basile had been Napoleon's master clockmaker, and along with his son Charles-Louis, he worked for Princess Pauline and the Duke de Bourbon as well. Examples of the firm's work are included in all of the major world collections. The firm was located at the Palais Royale from 1785, the year of its founding, through the death of Charles-Louis at Versailles in 1865. There was also a London retail outlet located at 57 Bond street established in 1885. 

Age of Elegance: European Paintings, Furniture and Sculpture

Hong Kong