French Cartel Wall Clock
- Circa 1900 ~
~~ Excellent condition, fully overhauled ~~
A large, unusual and very decorative original French antique cartel wall
clock. It is classical in design, hanging from a large gilt brass bow with a
laurel wreath. The clock is mounted in a toleware body with original blue
painted finish. Below the dial is an eagle with cornucopia to each side, heavily
modelled in gilt brass.
The dial is large and is enamel on copper with blued steel hands and convex
glazed bezel. This is a very decorative and chic cartel clock, nicely restrained
and well modelled.
The French movement is of high quality and is in excellent clean and running condition having
been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is an old replacement. It runs for 8
days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. Click the video clip below to hear
the bell and watch the clock running!
Condition of the case is
excellent, the original gilding is beautifully clean and bright with hardly any
wear or discolouration and there are no losses. The dial is also in excellent
condition just some tiny nibbles around the winding holes and a some slight
cracking near the edge. The toleware body has a good painted finish with a
natural patination of age.
Complete with pendulum, bell and a suitable key. Full setting up
instructions supplied if required. This clock is listed in £UKP, $USD and $AUD, please see our store for your
Dimensions of clock:
Height 30", Width 11 1/4", Depth 5"
Height 76 cm, Width 28.5 cm, Depth 12.5 cm
- All of our clocks are original antiques, we source most of our clocks in
France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. We prefer to buy our clocks in
original 'dirty' condition. We then clean the cases using a technique we have
developed over many years. We employ two qualified clockmakers who overhaul
the movements. Movements are thoroughly tested until we are satisfied that they
will run trouble free.