Large Antique French Rococo Clock.
~ French - Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled & working ~~
A large and stunning original antique French brass table clock in lovely condition. The style is Rococo, waisted keyhole shape with acanthus leaf shoulders, 'C' scroll bracket feet and surmounted by a cherub holding a sundial. It stands on its original integral base. The dial is heavy cast brass with a acanthus bezel fitted with convex glass. 24 individual enamel cartouches are mounted for the hours and the minutes. Fretted and blued steel hands are original. Below the dial is a torché and quiver of arrows. To the sides are delicate and elaborate leafy fretted panels backed with red velvet. The rear door also features a stunning fretted panel, backed with red velvet. The design is beautifully bold and heavily moulded in brass, well chased and finished. It is modelled in the round and so would display very well on a table.
The French movement is of very high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. it has the retailer / clockmakers mark 'A C ' inscribed on the backplate. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days on one wind and strikes the hours and halves on a large, sonorous bell. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!
Condition of the case is
excellent with a clean and bright finish and there are no losses. There is some
minor wear / surface scratches and discolouration in places. The door catch is a
little loose but still functions. We have replaced the red velvet with new. The
dial is also in excellent condition with no damage to the cartouches, just a
couple of minor nibbles to the edges. There is some original blue freckling to
the cartouches which must have occurred at the time of making.
About us - All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years. We employee two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free.
Click the movie player below to see the this actual clock
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