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This is a fine late Louis XVI ormolu and white marble mantle clock dating from the last quarter of the 19th century

The case is surmounted with a foliage-filled urn, above the drum case with laurel festooned musical trophy apron below, flanked to each side by a feather finial above black sectional column, the shaped base with a painted portrait roundels of a lady, on stepped foot and a bow-fronted plinth, with toupie feet.

?The white 4 ½ in. enamel dial with Arabic numerals and pierced moon hands, with twin train fusée 8 day movement and anchor escapement, striking on a bell.

?Interestingly a very similar clock is in illustrated in Tardy, La Pendule Francaise 2nd partie page 269 and is in the collection of the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva.(copy of page attached).

Louis XVI]; 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), born Louis-Auguste, was the last King of France and Navarre before the French Revolution; during which he was also known as Louis Capet. In 1765, at the death of his father, Louis, Dauphin of France, son and heir apparent of Louis XV of France, Louis-Auguste became the new Dauphin. Upon his grandfather's death on 10 May 1774, he became King of France and Navarre, which he remained until 4 September 1791, when he received the title of King of the French until his suspension on 10 August 1792. Louis XVI was guillotined on 21 January 1793.

French clocks of this age are very rare and of the finest quality , far more so than the mass produced clocks of the late 19th century. quality and has the advantage of having the pendulum visible whilst swinging in operation .

The movement has been professionally serviced and is in perfect working order.

The photographs can no doubt tell you more about the clock than a thousand words but please get in touch should anyone have any questions

Prospective buyers are very welcome and encouraged to view this item to see how nice it is in real life.

It is 21 inches tall, 13 1/2 inches wide and 5 deep

The overall condition is excellent but like all antiques there are the odd related marks .

If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing.

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If the asking price is paid in full I will deliver,set up and provide a full 2 years guarantee under these circumstances .

If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described

I will ship this clock worldwide and we are experienced in this process

Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows;

Europe £60

USA £90

Asia and Australia £140

Louis XVI French Fusee Mantle Clock - Fine 18th Century Clock

£3,500.00Price
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