A French late Empire mahogany oscillating portico mantel clock, circa 1825
The movement is driven by springs and has a duration of eight days. It therefore needs to be wound once a week. It has pinwheel escapement and half hour countwheel striking on a bell.
The ormolu dial has a fine guilloche engraved pattern and a rosette in the center. It has Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands. The bezel consists of relief flowers.
The movement is houses in the bob of a fine gilt compensated gridiron pendulum knife-edge suspended from the mahogany veneered case. The stepped moulded top is supported by four well shaped columns with fine ormolu capitals and bases. The base has a foliate pierced ormolu mount. The whole raised on engraved bun feet. All ormolu is well cast, chiseled and of very high quality.