A fine and rare LouisXVI style French onyx marble mantel clock from the late 18 th century or early 19 th century." Diane chasseresse au repos." The onyx clock inset with ormolu plaques cast with playful putti, the edges with scrolling gilded acanthus leaves and pine cones and other gilded bronze devises. foliate mounts, raised on bun feet. The onyx dial carved and gilded incised Roman numerals, with the maker Maison Marnyhac 48 Blvd de l'Opera further incised on the dial. The Marnyhac foundry (founded circa 1850) worked closely with Jean-Baptiste Clesinger (1814-1883). The bronze sculpture of Diana rests atop the clock latching her sandal with the crescent moon in her hair is quite possibly a sculpture by this artist, although unsigned.
Dimensions. Total height 21 inches, by19 &1/2 inches in length by 9 &1/2 inches in width