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French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
White marble, black marble, gilded bronze and bronze with brown patina
Dimensions :
l. 16.73 inch X H. 22.83 inch X P. 4.33 inch
Clocks  - French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century 18th century - French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century Louis XVI - French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century Antiquités - French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century
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French Parisian Pendulum Louis XVI, Revolutionary, Late 18th Century

This very beautiful pendulum "gantry" style of Louis XVI presents, something very rare, a dial "Revolutionary" based on the decimal time.
It is richly decorated with gilded bronze, brown patina bronze, white marble and black marble. At the top is an eagle slaying a snake, with on the sides two loves carrying garlands of flowers. The dial is decorated with laurel leaves and a trophy with musical instruments. There are pilasters covered with busts of women adorned with cornucopias.
The pendulum takes the form of a sun.

France, Paris
White marble, black marble, gilded bronze and bronze with brown patina
Fully revised wire movement
Revolutionary dial with 3 hands
Sounds the hours and half hours
late 18th century


Historical annecdote : Following the French Revolution, the first Republic introduces a new calendar but also a new way of measuring time: "decimal time".
So from the 4th Frimaire of Year II (24 November 1793) the day, from midnight to midnight, is divided into ten parts or hours, each part in ten more, so on ... Abolished in 1795 time Revolutionary forced the watchmakers to be creative by making the old and the new system coexist on their dial (the latter was very complicated to understand for his contemporaries ...: the day starting at midnight, at noon it was thus 5 hours and at the end of the day, at midnight, it was 10 am)

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Mantel Clocks Louis XVI