Large Louis XVI Style Antique French Cartel Wall Clock. A fine and substantial original antique French cartel wall clock.Beautifully modelled in the Louis XVI style, made of finely finished and gilded bronze. The neoclassical baluster shaped case surmounted by an leaf-wrapped vase finial with ram's mask handles, the rams holding a draped laurel garland. The sides are inset with trellis-work frets backed with red fabric. The is base cast with a vitruvian scroll and with a leaf clasp finial. The large dial is porcelain enamel on copper with its original finely fretted gilt hands and convex glass.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. It is the large, square plated version of the. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. An 18th century clock of similar design can be found illustrated in' H.
Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, I, p. That example is part of the collection of the Louvre, Paris. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any wear or discolouration. The dial is also in excellent condition with no damage.
We have replaced the fabric with fresh. Complete with original pendulum, bell and a suitable key.
Full setting up instructions supplied if required. Listed in UKP and USD, please see our store for your preferred currency. Height 27", Width 12 1/4", Depth 4 3/4.Height 68.5 cm, Width 31 cm, Depth 12 cm. All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We then clean the cases using a technique we have developed over many years.
We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they will run trouble free. For UK VAT is included in the price and we pay that for you.
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