Decorative little people stuck sitting on the bric-a-brac and wanting to go out to dinner. All of these by Maison Denière of Paris. An important manufacturer of decorative bronze, their work appeared at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.

"Sappho"(detail)
“Sappho”(detail). Silvered and gilded bronze statuette of Sappho, the Greek poetess of antiquity which surmounts a mantle clock. Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk, sculptor. Image © 2007 Galerie Marc Maison. Fair use license. via https://www.marcmaison.com/objets-d-art-19th-century-paintings-and-furniture/clocks-garnitures/maison-deniere-napoleon-iii-style-fireplace-insert-in-gilded-silver-bronze-and-onyx-11646
Marble figural jardinière. ca. 1870.
Marble figural jardinière. Rouge marble top supported by four git bronze putti after Clodion or Pigalle with foliate foliate garlands, on a stepped circular marble base.ca. 1870. in the Manner of Maison Denière, circa 1870. Marble and gilt bronze. In the manner of Maison Denière. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/garden-ornaments/marble-figural-jardiniere-manner-maison-deniere-circa-1870/id-f_13807282/
Satyr and female figure, both of whom are engaged in Bacchic revelry (clock detail). Part of a set that also includes a pair of candelabra.
Satyr and female figure, both of whom are engaged in Bacchic revelry (clock detail). Part of a set that also includes a pair of candelabra. ca. 1880. Patinated bronze. Signed “Clodion,” for Claude Michel. Likely after an original marble by the 18th century French sculptor. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/ormolu-patinated-bronze-mounted-clock-set-deniere/id-f_17530611/

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