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Item:113273733563Stunning LE ROY A PARIS 19th century carriage clock. Collection preferable to view the clock, and viewing welcome. This stunning and extremely rare clock has a white dial marked out in roman numerals with the words “LE ROY A PARIS” signed to the bottom. The dial is finished with two lovely shaped hands. All four sides of the clock along with the top are covered with a beautiful, thick, bevelled glass which sets the piece off beautifully. The movement is accessed via the back which has a very unusual sliding door. The movement and strike are wound via the back and the clock strikes on a bell. The movement is then signed with an “N”, the number “6”, and “Leroy à Paris”. I believe the clock to date to pre 1845 as “Leroy” clocks were only signed “Leroy à Paris” up until the company’s sale in 1845 when the name changed to “Le Roy & Fils”. I will provide the information i have of the history of the company at the bottom of the listing. The clock measures approximately: -7”/17.5cm tall with the handle up. -6.25”/15.5cm tall with the handle down. -4.25”/11cm wide. -3”/8cm deep. There are a few issues as can be expected with a clock of this age in that the dial has some hairline cracks, the back door has some chips to the corners, and the clock does tick when wound, however stops after random periods of time as the movement has been heavily over-oiled at some stage. A History of the Leroy Company: (Allix) Founded by Basile Charles Le Roy, circa 1785. After the Revolution, he occupied Galerie Montpensier, 13 & 15 Palais Royal. After death in 1828, son Charles-Louis carried on the business. Sold in 1845 to Desfontaines who kept the name “Le Roy & Fils”. In 1889, Louis Leroy (son of Theodore Marie Leroy) became a partner, and the name became “Ancienne Maison Le Roy & Fils, L. Leroy & Cie Successeurs”. Though, this long version of the name was soon dropped. In 1895 Leon Leroy, brother to Louis, entered the firm. In 1899 the business moved to 7 Boulevard de la Madeleine. In 1938 L. Leroy & Cie moved to 4 Faubourg Saint- Honore(antiqueclock.co.uk) 1867– Medaille de Bronze, Paris 1878 – Medaille d’Argent, Paris 1889– Medaille d’Or, Paris.Sub-Type:Carriage Clock, Material:Brass
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Antique Le Roy A Paris Carriage Clock 19th Century Brass Striking On A Bell