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French Empire Portico Clock, ebonized case with marquetry inlay to scrolled pediment and frieze; four line-inlaid columns with gilt bronze capitals and bases; enameled dial with gilt bronze surround and a repousse gilded pendulum depicting a swan; all raised on a marquetry inlaid plinth. Dial marked Champion, Rue Descartes Paris; the brass works are stamped Japy Freres, Medaille Marquis 1844-1848. 17-1/2"H x 8-3/4"W x 5-1/4"D. French, mid 19th century. Provenance: Riceville, TN collection. CONDITION: 2 Bronze capitals are loose; scattered abrasions to columns most noticeably on back; 1-1/2" hairline to dial. Works not tested or guaranteed. Key present.