A sensational fine quality antique French Louis XVIth mantel clock, with base and obelisks of grey veined Carrera marble. The obelisks mounted in ormolu with lion masks on each, and surmounted by ormolu ball finials. The base surrounded by beautifully decorated posts with ormolu chains, all standing upon eight ormolu toupee feet. The dial and movement between the obelisks in a drum case. The dial of convex white enamel over copper and signed Revel Aaina with Arabic minute and hour markers, fine original Louis XVI fleur de lys hands and asymmetric winding holes. The high quality movement with flat bottomed plates, count wheel strike on a bell, and sun king pendulum. Stan ding upon the drum case is a well finished bisque roman solider, possibly a figure of mythological origin.
Measures: 19 ¾”h x 14 ¼”w x 6 ¾”d span>
Connie McNally opened her first antique shop in Palm Springs, California in 1976. In 1978 she was joined by husband Bill McNally, and they formed The McNally Company Antiques, Inc. Together they traveled and exhibited at many antique shows throughout the country before opening…