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French early 19th century Louis XVI period clock, signed Simona à Paris

$86,500

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A spectacular and extremely high quality French early 19th century Louis XVI st. white Carrara marble and mercury gilt ormolu clock, signed Simona à Paris, circa 1819. This very powerful clock with military symbolism is decorated by finely chased mercury gilt ormolu mounts throughout. reeded white Carrara marble columns flank the enamel dial, with the rare inclusion of a second hand*, joined by twisted ormolu ropes and link chain designs. Raised on ormolu topie shaped feet at the top is a roman soldier centered between ormolu trophies. All original quality gilt and finely chased throughout. The unique and high quality of this particular mechanism is evident due to the pinwheel escapement on the rear. As well as the fact that this clock beats at half-seconds due to the length of the pendulum and the sixty tooth escape wheel, which allowed the clock maker to add a second hand, which is very rare and only used in finer high quality clocks.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 65271stDibs: LU949920994632

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    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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