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The brass dial with silvered chapter ring,seconds and date aperture; the case with pagoda pediment. The laquer work on the door, features a lady's head.

Rare French Fusee Carriage Clock c1880 This rare drum clock is mounted in a circular nickel plated case with half baluster pillars with a central glass section to view the movement.

Antique French clocks under the reign of Louis XIV (Palace of Versailles) were influenced by the king’s fondness for intricate designs, ornate, and gilded styling.

His standards on opulence were adapted onto the timepieces and created 2 general styles of the early French clocks: • French boulle clock – features rich ormolu (gilt bronze) decorations cased in tortoiseshell and inlaid with a combination of brass, pewter, porcelain, and ivory.

The windmill automaton is wound by opening the door on base .

Restored recently This clock dates c1890 Price: POA Charles x French Mantle Clock with Thermometer.

A clock is an instrument to measure, keep, and indicate time.

The word clock is derived (via Dutch, Northern French, and Medieval Latin) from the Celtic words clagan and clocca meaning "bell".

They also follow the style of the tortoiseshell case with ormolu mounts.

The day and date change over automatically and month and year are changed manually.

The year is numbered from 1897-1906 and discs needed after these years were probably made up to fit or supplied extra with the clock. The maker of clock is by Brunelot Price: £2900 Rare Guilmet Windmill Automaton Clock Very fine example of a Guilmet windmill automaton clock with thermometers in Celsius and Fahrenheit and a barometer mounted above the clock.

When you visit, you can expect to find over 150 tall case clocks on display at all times.

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