Antique French Rococo Boudoir Table Clock ~ Samuel Marti
~ French - Circa 1870 ~
~~ Excellent condition ~~
Stunning antique French boudoir clock featuring an adorable figure of a cherub playing a harp. The style is Rococo, waisted keyhole shape with acanthus leaf shoulders, 'C' scroll feet and surmounted by a floral finial. It stands on its original integral base. The front, sides and rear of the case are fretted and backed with red velvet and the rear door of the clock is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. 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.
Dial is beautiful, heavy brass with delicately patterned centre and an engraved minute ring. Hours are individual enamel cartouche letters. It is complete with its original delicately cut, blued steel hands.
The French movement is by Samuel Marti and is of excellent quality, their mark is on the movement backplate along with that of the Paris retailer's mark H&F. It is in clean and fully working condition and is complete with an old replacement pendulum. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell, click the movie below to see and hear the movement!
The finish of the brass is excellent - bright
and clean. There are some minor areas of wear or discoloration. The dial is in
excellent condition with no chips or scratches. There is some old repair work
and losses to the fretted sides which doesn't really detract. We have replaced the red velvet
Click the movie player below to hear and see the clock run - large file, may take a moment to start.
Samuel Marti mark on the movement backplate
Paris retailers mark, H&F
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