19th-Century French Flame Mahogany Napoleon Empire Period Mantel Clock

$ 8,678
  • Description
    A superb 19th-Century French Flame Mahogany Napoleon Empire Period Egyptian style Mantel Clock.
    This clock was produced in the French Empire period, in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. As a result of Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt, there was a renewed interest in classical antiquity. This is reflected in the two high-quality ormolu sphinxes in the niches on the base of the case. This austere mahogany-veneered oak case has a door at the back to access the movement and the pendulum. The case rests on four gilt brass bun feet.
    The circular enamel dial has a fine chapter ring with Roma hour numerals, Arabic quarter-hour, five-minute and minute divisions. It is protected by a convex glass, set in an engine-turned gilt brass bezel. It is signed à Paris. The time is indicated by a fine pair of blued steel Breguet hands.
    The spring-driven eight-day movement consists of going and striking trains. The going train has anchor escapement with a short silk-suspended pendulum, whilst the count-wheel controlled striking train indicates the hours fully and the half hours with one stroke on a bell, mounted on the backplate of the movement.

  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Mahogany, Gilt Brass
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Fabulous condition, in perfect working order.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Empire, Napoleon
    Incollect Reference #: 647840
  • Dimensions
    W. 7.76 in; H. 11.81 in; D. 6.69 in;
    W. 19.7 cm; H. 30 cm; D. 17 cm;
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