Gilded up angels and cherubs hanging out with clocks and hoping to be done soon. Wouldn’t you? Nineteenth century and probably all made in France.

Pendulum clock decorated with a library and scientific objects, attached to an angel.
Pendulum clock with an entablature with a frieze celebrating the arts and sciences and decorations in the motif of attached to an angel. 19th c. Gilded bronze. Maker not known. Image © Conan Hôtel d’Ainay and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/pendule-en-bronze-cisele-et-dore-de-type-38260324?page=4&orderBy=lot-title&order=DESC
Eight day striking mantel clock. ca. 1850.
Eight day striking mantel clock with cherubs. ca. 1850. French. Bronze ormolu. Image © eBay.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/388576274093616024/?lp=true
Mantel clock. Late 19th c.
Mantel clock with a depiction of the Archangel Michael standing in a bed of roses. Louis XVI style casing decorated with porcelain plaques displaying Parisian life. Late 19th c. Gilt bronze. A. D. Mougin, maker. Image © Bruneau & Company Auctioneers, Cranston and Live Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/44840675_ad-mougin-french-gilt-bronze-angel-mantle-clock
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Fantastical gilded creatures trying to escape from the furniture they are holding up. One with no gilding. François Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841). From 1796 to 1825, he oversaw one of the most successful furniture workshops in the city of Paris.

Throne of Napoleon to be used at the Senate.
Throne of Napoleon to be used at the Senate with elbow-rests that depict a pair of winged sphinxes. 1804. Shown in an exhibition at the Chateau of Versailles but is kept in the Senate conference room. Jacob-Desmalter, maker. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tr%C3%B4ne_de_Napol%C3%A9on_1er_pour_le_S%C3%A9nat_-_Exposition_Versailles.jpg
Gueridon.
Gueridon. with a marble top supported by three gilt-bronze female caryatids. Stretcher centered by an urn flanked by gilt-bronze sphinxes. ca. 1880. Gilt-bronze and mahogany with a Verde Antico marble top. French. in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter with the design having been derived from a “console double-face” made by Jacob-Desmalter for Caroline Murat, Napoleon’s youngest sister. Image © Adrian Alan Fine Art and Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.adrianalan.com/object-detail/822039/0/a-fine-empire-style-gilt-bronze-and
One of a set of four armchairs.
One of a set of four armchairs. ca. 1808. Egyptian Revival in style. Mottled maple, boxwood and amaranth with upholstery. Jacob-Desmalter, maker. Signature: Stamped : JACOB. Image © Galerie Perrin. Fair use license. via http://galerieperrin.com/product/set-of-four-armchairs-by-jacob-desmalter-1770-1841/

Malachite to put in each room of your home and live in greenery forever. 1830-1850. Russian.

Urns. ca. 1830.
Urns. ca. 1830. Malachite with gilt bronze ormolu. Made to a design by Ivan Ivanovich Galberg (1782-1863). Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/two-russian-malachite-gilt-bronze-urns-designed-galberg/id-f_14005002/
Tazza. ca. 1840.
Large tazza. ca. 1840. Russian.Probably made in Ekaterinburg. After a design by Ivan Ivanovich Galberg. Image © Sotheby’s 2019 Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/zh/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.192.html/2016/collections-volume-one-european-decorative-arts-n09560
Pair of tazza. ca. 1830-1850.
Pair of tazza. ca. 1830-1850. Russian. Malachite veneered tazza with gilt-bronze mounts and black marble plinths. Image © Ralph Gierhards Antiques and Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://gierhards.net/en/a-pair-of-gilt-bronze-mounted-malachite-veneered-tazze/

Gilded ladies dancing in air and hoping to get a rest soon. Home decor in the French Empire style. Claude Galle, maker (1757-1815). A bronze caster, he also did gilding. Some his, others after him.

Pair of large ewers. No exact date. Empire in style.
Pair of large ewers. No exact date. Empire in style. Gilt and patinated bronze. Stylized palmette and acanthus leaves mounted around the collar and base, a frieze of dolphins and snakes centered around the body. Scrolled handles with a winged classical maiden clasping the rim. Square Vert de Grèce marble base. Attributed to Galle. Image © Kollenburg Aantiquairs. Fair use license. via https://www.kollenburgantiquairs.com/Works-of-Art/A-pair-of-large-Empire-Ewers-attributed-to-Claude-Galle
Pair of vases. Second half of the 19th century.
Pair of vases. 1850-1900. Gilt and marble. after Claude Galle. Image © 2008-2019 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/617/146-a-pair-of-french-empire-style-vases-design-after-claude-galle-second-half-of-the-19th-century
Pair of “Psyche and Cupid” seven-light wall sconces. ca. 1810.
Pair of “Psyche and Cupid” seven-light wall sconces. ca. 1810. Matte and burnished gilt bronze. Attributed to Galle. Image©La Pendulerie Exceptional Clocks and Fire Arts, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.lapendulerie.com/artworkdetails/789419/0/galle-important-pair-of-wall-sconces

Silver centerpieces in some interesting designs. Art Deco and Jugendstil.

Centerpiece. Art Deco in style.
Centerpiece. ca. 1930’s. Art Deco in style. Sterling silver and glass. French. Jean E. Puiforcat, designer and silversmith (1897-1945). Image © 2018 Artsy. Fair use license. via https://www.artsy.net/artwork/jean-e-puiforcat-art-deco-centerpiece
Ship centerpiece with a stylized eagle on the bow.
Ship centerpiece with a stylized eagle on the bow and removable glass insert. ca. 1906. Jugendstil/Art Nouveau. German. Silver and cut glass. WMF, maker. Image © Art Deco Collection.com. Fair use license. via https://artdecocollection.com/accessories/tableware/art-nouveau-silver-eagle-centerpiece-by-wmf-2/
Silver centerpiece with lady. ca. 1900. Jugendstil.
Silver centerpiece with lady. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. German. silver Eugen Marcus, maker. Signature/ Marks: 
E. Marcus
, 800 
Moon and crown, Numbered. © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/german-art-nouveau-silver-centerpiece-lady-e-marcus/id-f_630804/
Coupe centerpiece. French. Art Deco.
Coupe centerpiece. French. ca. 1920’s-30’s. Art Deco. Silver-plated bronze with a glass insert. Has the usual makers mark and French plate marks to the underside. Apollo, maker. Image © Art Deco Collection.com. Fair use license. via https://artdecocollection.com/accessories/sold-items-tableware/superb-french-art-deco-coupe-centerpiece-by-apollo/

Novelty nib wipes with bristles to wipe the extra ink off of your fountain pen. From Victorian times. So much more interesting were their desk accessories than ours. All we have is computer mice and plastic pens but they had everything.

Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880.
Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880. Brass. Head lifts off to reveal the bristles. English. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/678029742/rare-antique-english-pen-nib-wipe-in?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=antique+pen+wipe&ref=sr_gallery-1-5&frs=1
Pig nib wipe. Antique. Pewter.
Pig nib wipe. Victorian. Pewter. Maker not known. Image © Skinner & Hyde, United Kingdom. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerandhyde.co.uk/product/rare-antique-pig-pen-nib-wipe-brush/
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Austrian.
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Bronze. Austrian. Original bristles. Small cabochon onyx replacing the missing eyes and touched up scales. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/263190-antique-lizard-bronze-pen-wipe-kyratise?in=activity

Sèvres porcelain in blue from not that far back. Paul Milet (Milet), ceramicist, who was born in 1870 and designed many wonderful things.

Miniature with bronze mounting in the design of leaves and flowers.
Miniature with bronze mounting in the design of leaves and flowers. No date. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/18761687-paul-millet-rare-sevres-porcelain-miniature-with-bronze-mounting
Pair of vases or pots.
Pair of vases or pots. Iridescent blue with gilded bronze mounts. Signed “PM Sèvres” inside the lids. Image © Achille Antiquities, Nice. Fair use license. via https://www.achille-antiquites.com/artwork-decorative-objects/paul-millet-porcelain-sevres-vases-pair-circa-1940_4156_uk_D.html
Porcelain bowl with a turquoise glaze and gilt brass stand with mystical beast elements. ca. 1900.
Porcelain bowl with a turquoise glaze and gilt brass stand with mystical beast elements. ca. 1900. Underside of the bowl bears the Paul Milet black over glaze mark. Image courtesy Van Bibber Antiques, New Bedford. Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1286060-POR-57/French-Paul-Milet-Sevres-Porcelain-Gilt