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French Louis XV Period Tall Case Clock with an Extremely Rare Mechanism Movement



A sensational French Louis XV period, circa 1740, tall case clock with an extremely rare mechanism movement signed Jean Charost. The original case in kingwood, ebony and rosewood veneer is highly decorated by impressive ormolu mounts with a female figure, scrolls, acanthus leaves and foliage. The original pendulum is a compensation type with three separate bars which adjust for temperature changes, which keeps the clock running through winter and summer. The outer ring of the dial is manually adjusted to the date then it will read when the minute hand corresponds to solar time as on a sundial.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 87.5 in. (222.25 cm)Width: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)Depth: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 31531stDibs: LU949920994042

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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Established in 1996
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