A stunning Restauration lyre clock crafted of burr elm veneer with hand-chiseled gilt and patinated bronze decoration. Rich foliage and floral motifs surround the ormolu dial, which is lined with petals. The dial ring is embellished with roses and daisies, featuring 12 white enamel cartridges that mark the hours with Arabic numerals. The lyre is topped by the bust of a woman with musical trophies. It rests on two griffins in patinated bronze, above a rectangular base decorated with a bas-relief depicting a winged Cupid watching two birds. The clock is poised on a rosewood veneer base, with marquetry floral patter, beneath its original glass dome.
Dim clock: H:62cm, L:26cm, P:12cm.
Dim glass dome: H:77cm, L:34cm, P:23cm.
Dim: W: 13,4 in - D: 9,1in - H: 30,3in.
Dim: L:34cm, P:23cm, H:77cm.
In overall good condition, the patinated bronze with some light rubbing to the highpoints, as to be expected. The rosewood base with some scratches consistent with age and use. The clockwork has been cleaned, serviced, and is in working condition.