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The timekeepers manufactured both over the Louis XVI and the French First Republic historical periods incorporated this new artistic language with classical desns, allegories and motifs.

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Patinated and ormolu bronze piece representing Mars and Venus, an allegory of the wedding of Napoleon I and Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. Already by the end of the 18th century, from the mid-1770s on, the French clocks participated of a new art movement; the Neoclassicism.

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The freedom of trade initiated by the French Revolution allowed many casters, who during the ancien régime worked in workshops strictly limited to making bronze, to develop large factories.

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Therefore, the clocks also did without the excessive ornamentation and overelaborate desns of the preceding Rococo style so typical of the Louis XV ren.French Clock eBay


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