Item sold on 2021-02-20 - Shipped on 2021-03-25
Ship To: Wisconsin
Shipper: HARP GALLERY Home Delivery (920-733-7115)
A classic provincial tall case "Comtoise" clock from the 1860's has a hand painted pine case and is signed by the maker "Beaumel Massier of Torigni," France.
Professionally cleaned and oiled, the original "Morbier" design brass 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.
Deeply embossed brass mounts have grape and flower motifs around the dial and are original. The enameled dial is hand painted, the pendulum hangs on a lyre shaped assembly
Torigni is a beautiful town in Normandy in northwest France, and is popular with tourists today.
The case has original folk art painting and graining with minor touchups and restorations, revarnished to preserve the detailing.
Size is 20" wide, 11" 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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Shipping rate based on ground floor delivery from a trusted service provider. Most deliveries occur 14-30 business days from payment, some slightly longer, some shorter.
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Item # 33724
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