9967 A large French Charles X mantel clock attributed to Lenoir-Ravrio, the reclining Cleopatra (or Ariadne) on a patinated rockwork base with applied gilt foliage, the 4.5 inch enamelled dial with Roman numerals, striking on a bell with outside count wheel and silk suspension, the back plate signed ‘Charles, Rue Saint Honoré’, on a stepped rectangular plinth base, and resting on lion paw feet.
Width: 27 ins (68.5 cms)
Height: 22.75 ins (58 cms)
Depth: 12 ins (30.5 cms) £14,000
Louis-Stanislas Lenoir-Ravrio (1783-1846) was the adopted son of Antoine Ravrio, one of the preeminent French bronziers of the Empire period. He trained and worked in Ravrio’s workshop, becoming his business partner in 1811 and inheriting the business as his adopted son in 1814.