19th Century French Louis XVI 3-Piece Mantel Clock Set

2105-21176 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

15.5H x 19W x 6D

Location: Dallas


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19th Century French Louis XVI 3-Piece Mantel Clock Set is a stunning depiction of Psyche and Cupid, a story with its roots in 4th century BC Greece, but romanticized and made "mainstream" during the 2nd century AD in Rome by Platonicus.  The story revolves around the two lovers overcoming obstacles to eventually wed in a sacred marriage and has been expressed in multiple variations over the centuries.  The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper!  Here the lovers are depicted with Psyche dressed in flowing robes reclined against the beautifully detailed, hand-painted clock.  Playful Cupid appears to be stocking up on his "ammunition" which are the arrows of love.  The sculpture rests upon a tailored marble base adorned with intertwined gilt bronze laurels and rosettes, supported by bronze feet.  Survives with its matching pair of urns, also set on matching marble and gilt bronze bases, with depictions of the two lovers resting on the classically styled forms.  The urns and central sculpture were cast in spelter and given a patinaed bronze finish for a truly timeless look.
Circa 1890
Clock measures 15.5H x 19W x 6D;
Urns each measure 17H x 7W x 6D
(NOTE:  We sell clocks for their decorative appeal, not to keep time.  We cannot guarantee clocks will work)

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