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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 138

C. 1832- L & F Moreau Art Nouveau French Clock

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Featured in this lot is this L & F Moreau art nouveau French clock garniture original three-piece set. There is a center mantle clock mounted on a marble base and is titled 'Melodie' and 'L. & F. Moreau M. lee D' Or.' The mantle clock is accompanied by two art nouveau urns mounted on marble bases. L.&.F. Moreau were two brothers who were perhaps best known for creating highly ornate clocks and garniture sets in both bronze and spelter. The "L" stands for Louis Auguste (1855-1919), known for bronzes and metal sculptures. The "F" stands for Hippolyte Francois (1832-1927), a painter and sculptor. The condition of this set of urns and mantle clock shows patina to the metal of the and some small chipping to the marble bases; the clock seems to be missing some of the mechanism and the outside glass to the face of the clock along with one of the feet of a urn falling out of its place. The measurements of this mantle clock is 16" x 20" x 6 1/4" and each urn measures 13 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 5 3/8". The collective weight of this set is 48lb.

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