A French Charles X ormolu mounted mantel clock with oscillating movement, circa 1830.
The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It strikes the hours and half hours on a bell by means of a countwheel. It is regulated by a pinwheel escapement.
The engine turned (guilloche) ormolu dial has Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands. The bezel consists of finely chiseled oak leaves. The whole forms the bob of a compensated gridiron pendulum with temperature gauge.
This pendulum is knife-edge suspended from a lyre shaped ebonized wood case adorned with fine ormolu mounts. Above there is a sunburst mask flanked by two flower baskets on columns. Below there are mounts with acanthus leaves and below these mounts with oak leaves. The whole is fitted on a stepped base raised on square gilt feet.