LOT 19 -1860’s Black and Red Marble Leroy & Fils Mantle Clock + Key No. 6455. 500/700

Magnificent 1860’s Black and red marble Leroy & fils Mantle clock with key No. 6455

This is a most impressive french leroy et fils mantel clock housed in striking black and red marble which is in most excellent condition. The clock has a black enamel dial surrounding red marble. “Leroy & fils 296 regent street” appears on the top face of the red marble whilst below the french address at Palais royal is shown. With a french eight day movement which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.

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Magnificent 1860’s Black and red marble Leroy & fils Mantle clock with key No. 6455

This is a most impressive french leroy et fils mantel clock housed in striking black and red marble which is in most excellent condition. The clock has a black enamel dial surrounding red marble. “Leroy & fils 296 regent street” appears on the top face of the red marble whilst below the french address at Palais royal is shown. With a french eight day movement which strikes the hours and half hours on a bell.

The movement backplate has the maker’s name leroy & fils (twice) paris and the number 6455

Le roy et fils was a french company making clocks and watches. The company was founded in 1785 by basile charles le roy (1765 – 1839), who later passed it on to his son, charles-louis le roy.

Le roy et fils became successful and survived the turmoils of the french revolution. It became clockmaker to Napoleon I, his sister princess Pauline, mme mere and the king of Westphalia. After the restoration of the bourbon monarchy, it was a warrant holder for the duke of bourbon.

A shop was opened in London in 1854 at 296 regent street under the name le roy and son. The name was later changed to le roy and fils. A second shop was opened in London in 1885 at 57 new bond street. Le roy and fils was a British royal warrant holder to queen victoria and were the only foreign clockmaker that held a British royal warrant.

Dimensions:

  • Height : 30.8 cms
  • Length : 48.4 cms
  • Depth : 16.2 cms

Diameter of face measures 15.3 cms

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