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Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Officer Travel Clock

$2,547.10

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An antique French officer's travel clock, made in the Louis XVI style. The case is made of wood, veneered with imitation tortoiseshelll, which is original. Synthetic tortoise has been used since 1870. The sides have glass panels with gilt bronze frames surmounted by winged putto masks. More ormolu ornaments such as brass finial, urns on each corner, a rim of laurel leaf all around. The dial is made of enameled iron, the roman numerals and flower garlands are hand painted. On top of a handle to carry the clock. It has a 8-days movement, striking the hours and halves on a coiled gong, which have a warm and deep sound. The clockwork runs through a cylinder escapement (échappement), it has no pendulum, in this way the clock can travel and continues to run, hence the function as a travel clock. The clockwork is cleaned and serviced by a professional clockmaker.

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