Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Mantel Clock Dated 1893

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Seller: regentantiquesuk (2.797) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 371919199891 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique French Gilt Bronze Rococo Mantel Clock Dated 1893 This is a fantastic quality large and impressive French gilt bronze Rococo Revival mantel clock dated 1893. The elaborately cast rococo case is ornately decorated with shell, ribbon floral and musical motifs, the top is crowned with a cherub playing a violin and it sits on a beautiful rococco base. The white enamelled dial has Roman numerals and Arabic minute marks, the twin train movement with outside countwheel, striking on a bell, all in perfect working order. The movement has the serial No. 1645 and is by Ls Boname, dated 1893. This clock will make a statement wherever it is placed. Condition: The clock is in excellent fully restored working condition, the movement having been expertly serviced and the case polished. Restoration: Movement dismantled and all parts examined and tested. All detents and pivots ground and polished. Bearings supplied and fitted. All steel and brass components cleaned, buffed and burnished. Escapement dismantled, cleaned, synchronised and set. Movement regulated. Case cleaned and polished. Dimensions in cm: Height 66 x Width 40 x Depth 22Dimensions in inches: Height 26.0 x Width 15.7 x Depth 8.7 Ormolu - (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as gilt bronze. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object. Our reference: 07409 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: FREE European Union: £35.00 North America: £60.00 (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: £80.00 If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

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