On The Square

Clocks Remain Timeless

By Bidsquare

Jul 21,2015 | 15:00 EDT

In an age where we find ourselves increasingly surrounding by technology, from phones to computers to cars and even bathrooms, the one thing you can always get is the time of day. Getting it with a little style and elegance, however, can sometimes prove a little more challenging.

John Moran Auctioneers understands this, and will do their bit to help those looking for a little refinement in their timepieces when they stage their Decorative Art Auction on Tuesday, July28. Spread among the 199 lots on offer is a nice selection of mantle clocks that would do any living room proud. What better way to shut out the hi-tech world than to pick up a one-of-a-kind collectable that transports you back to the age of horse and carriage?

Lot 1116 surely fits the bill, a Deniere and Cailleaux bronze mantle clock.

Take a look at Lot 1099, a Louis XVI mantle clock, by Gille L’Aine, Paris.

Lot 1033 (left), a Louis XV-style gilt bronze mantle clock, and Lot 1135, a French gilt bronze mantle clock, by Japy Freres.

Lot 1182, the Wallace sterling Rose Point flatware service

John Moran Auctioneers prides itself on putting together interesting catalogs, and in that regard, the 2105 Decorative Art Auction more than holds its own. Features include French furniture, plaques and fine porcelain by KPM, German and English silver, Persian rugs, bronzes by French and Italian sculptors, and large collections of both Steuben and Lalique art glass.

Look now at the full catalog.