French Clocks

Anton Venoir Interiors – French Antiques for Fabulous Decor

Anton Venoir Interiors – French Antiques for Fabulous Decor

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For the collector, interior designer and architect looking for investment or significant pieces for contemporary interiors, French antiques do deserve attention

Cupids-David-Roche-Clock

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 4

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A skeleton clock attributed to French enamellist and creator of fine clocks Joseph Coteau (1740-1812) can be found in the David Roche Collection in Adelaide S.A

Andre-Antoine RAVRIO (attributed to) French 1759-1814 Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: L'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) The chariot of Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: Le char de l'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) gilt bronze, enamel, marble 52.0 x 52.0 x 17.0 cm Fondation Napoléon, Paris Donation Lapeyre (inv. 488) © Fondation Napoléon – Patrice Maurin Berthier

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 3

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The French Revolution, an age of transformation meant a shift in attitude and change in societal behaviour that is reflected in the design of elegant timepieces

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

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A style of clock that emerged during the reign of France’s King Louis XVI (1638-1715) was one where the works were on view, which are known as ‘skeleton clocks’

Pierre Robinet, Master Clockmaker 1776, Louis XVI, white marble with gilt bronze, with sculptures of strength and justice standing before two pilasters surmounted by two lions and an eagle perched on a globe above the dial, The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 1

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Before the revolution in France its ideas philosophies fashions and passions of the age were reflected in the design and decoration of gloriously gilded clocks