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FINE SMALL LATE 17TH STYLE FRENCH EBONY & BOULLE ‘RELIGIEUSE’ BRACKET MANTEL CL

FINE SMALL LATE 17TH STYLE FRENCH EBONY & BOULLE ‘RELIGIEUSE’  BRACKET MANTEL CL
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Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)


Item Details

Information:

  • Age: Antique, Pre-1900
  • Type: Bracket Clock
  • Style/ Origin/ Theme: French
  • Material: Ebony
  • Features: 8-Day


Please note: I will not send this clock outside the European Union in any circumstances.

A fine small 19th century French ebony and boulle bracket or mantel clock made in the late 17th century style. This is a type of clock commonly known as  a ‘Religieuse’.

Case veneered in Ebony with red boulle panels with brass stringing.

Polished and gilded mounts throughout the case.

Case with glazed side windows enabling the movement to be seen.

Dial with polished engraved gilt brass chapter ring with gilt brass cherub spandrels all mounted on a dial plate covered with black velvet.

Chapter ring engraved with each minute of the hour.

Pair of beautifully pierced and engraved gilt brass hands.

Good quality week running  pendulum movement striking the hours and a single stroke at the half hours.

Bell with beautiful silvery tone.

Please see images below.

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 At the top of the images below I have included 2 short videos to show how the wheel trains run and escapement trips with finger pressure and how the bell sounds when struck.  Please allow the videos load before playing them through.

Condition.  

The case has been restored and re-polished in recent years and is in very good sound condition as a result.

The movement is complete and in good running order keeping good time.

[It should be noted that the pendulum may need re-rating after the disturbance caused during shipping.

There is minimal or no wear that I can see on the movement.

Winding key, door key  and pendulum included with the clock.

Dimensions  

Height overall 16 ¼” (41.2 cm),

Width overall 9” (22.7 cm)

Depth overall 4 7/8” (12.4 cm)

Dial height 7 1/4” (18.3 cm)

Dial width 6 1/8” (15.6 cm)

Chapter ring diameter 5 5/8” (14.2 cm)

 

Packed weight 7.1 kg

 

Dimensions 61 x 37 x 37 cm

 

 

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