French Empire Mantel Clock

French Empire Mantel Clock

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A French Empire-style mantel clock, is a type of elaborately decorated mantel clock made in France over the Napoleonic Empire between 1804-1814, although the clocks manufactured throughout the Bourbon Restoration are also included within this art movement because they share subject, decorative elements, shapes and style. Already by the end of the 18th century, from the 1780s on, the French mantel clocks participated of a new art movement; the Neoclassicism. The predominant style in architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts, that had come into its own during the last years of Louis XV's life, chiefly as a reaction to the excesses of the Rococo but partly through the popularity of the excavations at ancient Herculaneum and Pompeii, in Italy.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134995207
  • 9786134995207