A French tall case clock from the Louis Philippe period about 1840 has a wonderful hand carved wormy pine case. The old finish is well preserved with just enough wear for a little character and has been waxed and buffed, so all that is needed to maintain the warm patina is an occasional wipe with a soft dry cloth. The lavish carving is beautiful on this rustic country or Provincial clock.
The brass movement appears to be about 100 years old, and keeps accurate time. Pulling the chains winds the clock for about six days. A bell counts the hour and rings the half hour. The hand painted porcelain dial is original on this French antique furniture. This case must be attached to the wall for stability.
Size is 18" wide, 7" deep and 91" 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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