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A French late Empire mahogany oscillating portico mantel clock, circa 1825


The movement

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 dial

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 Case

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.


(Height) 55 cm (Width) 29 cm (Depth) 18.5 cm
(Height) 21.7 in (Width) 11.4 in (Depth) 7.3 in



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