An imposing and profusely carved French Baroque style fireplace surround in lightly veined white Carrara Marble with an upper coffered stop fluted frieze and stepped entablature above an arched egg and dart band.
The fine quality clock, set within an arched niche framed by a foliate edged band above the garlanded frieze, strikes the hour and the half hour on a single bell. The clock face has gilt Roman numerals on a marble bed within a gilt egg and tongue frame. The delicately pierced hands are finely engraved with foliate detail and the clock is stamped on the movement Bailly Sr De Weibel, Breveté S.G.O.G. A Lyon.
The opening is edged with a finely carved leaf and berry band and the jambs each have two tapering, garlanded grotesque terms to the front and the sides terminating in large lion claw feet resting on stepped footblocks. Shown here with andirons SNo12527 not included in the price.
French, circa 1870.
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