Ormolu & Marble Four Glass Boudoir Clock.
~ French - Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent condition ~~
A very pretty antique French four glass table clock. It is empire in style and is made of the most beautiful variegated specimen marble which is mounted with ormolu (fine gilded brass). It features bevelled glass to the four sides, allowing the movement to be seen along with the mercury compensated pendulum. Enamel dial is delicately painted with floral swags between the numerals and is complete with the original finely fretted, gilt brass hands.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Ormolu Mercury compensated pendulum is original, there is some discolouration to the glass tubes containing the mercury. It runs for 8 days on one wind and strikes the hours and halves on sonorous coiled gong. Click the video clip below to hear the bell and watch the clock running!
Condition of the case is
excellent with clean and bright finish to the ormolu, just some minor wear to
the gilding on the high points. Marble is also in excellent condition with only
the occasional minor nibble to the edges and a lovely polish. The glass panels
are very good, there is a small chip to the top left hand corner of the front
door which is partially obscured by the frame (see the close up picture below). The dial
is in good condition, there is some hairlining around the left hand winding
hole. The clock displays beautifully as you can see in the pictures below.
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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