Jules Graux gilt bronze French wall clock, in the Louis XIV style with foliate swags and an urn finial. The enameled dial marked "Jules Graux Bronze d'Art, Paris". Retains the 19th century works and an older gilt bronze surface. 24" H x 11-1/4" W. Note: Jules Graux-Marly operated a small foundry known as Graux-Marly Freres during the 1870s. It was known principally for the casting of ornaments in the style of Louis XIII and XIV, examples of which were exhibited at the Paris Exposition in 1878. In addition, it did cast works by a number of distinguished figurative sculptors, including first flower by Carrier-Belleuse and Marguerite by Boisseau. Circa 1870. Note – proceeds from this lot will go to support the Sisters of Charity, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Condition: Overall very good condition. Not tested for functionality but pendulum retained and escapement working. Some scattered tarnishing to gilt surface.
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