Item sold on 2018-06-25 - Shipped on 2018-06-28
Shipper: METROPOLITAN (844-546-5288 ext 235)
A classic provincial tall case clock from the 1860's has a hand painted pine case and is signed by the maker "Besson a (of) Chantelle," France.
Professionally cleaned and oiled, the original "Morbier" design movement is mounted in a traditional tin box, and keeps accurate time for a week on a winding. This country French farmhouse clock has a bold gong counting the hour, and rings again a few minutes later, in case you weren't paying attention, and also sounds the half hour. The winding crank is probably original.
Deeply embossed brass mounts on the pendulum and around the dial are original as well, the enameled dial is hand painted.
Chantelle is a medieval village of about 1000 on the Bouble River in the Auvergne region of southern France, and is listed as one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France."
The case has original folk art painting with minor touchups and restorations, revarnished to preserve the detailing.
Size is 22" wide, 9" deep and 7' 7" tall.
This clock needs to be "set up" when delivered - weights and pendulum attached and the case leveled. Most of our customers can do this as we walk them through the fairly simple steps by phone. The process is not very difficult, and it is also nice to know how to do this again whenever the clock needs to be moved for cleaning, painting or whatever. A few customers prefer to hire a local clockmaker at their own expense to make a house-call and set up the clock, which is usually not very expensive, depending on your location.
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