Fine Late 17Th C French Ebonised Religieuse Type Mantel Bracket Clock

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Seller: ctagrayuk (1.057) 100%, Location: Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143163710339 A good late 17th c French ‘Religieuse mantel or bracket clock. The case is later 17th c but the movement has been replaced in the 19th c with a standard French spring driven movement. The gilt brass chapter, ring hands and dial ornament appear to be original but the dial back plate is replaced, presumably at the same tiume as the movement. Ebonised pear wood veneered case with inlaid brass lines. Nice old polished surface to the case. Gilt brass case ornaments. Typical velvet backed dial with gilt brass dial furniture of typical ‘Religieuse’ type. Fine quality dial ornament depicting Apollo (Sun god) driving his sun chariot across the sky. The nicely engraved chapter ring has each minute marked. Old very dark blue velvet applied to backplate. (Nice to see this). Fine engraved and pierced ‘parsley’ type gilt brass hands. Later 8 day countwheel striking French spring driven movement striking the hours and a single stroke on the half hours. The clock is in full working order and keeps good time. Steel winding key is included. Please see images below. Clicking on any one image will open the images as a gallery in a separate browser or tab and then may be enlarged if required. At the top of the images below I have included 2 short videos to show you how the clock runs and how it sounds when it strikes the hour. Please allow the videos load before playing them through. Condition. The clock case is in good condition with no damage. The movement is in reasonably clean condition and in good working order. Recently re-oiled As stated above, the clock keeps good time but it is possible that after shipping it may need re-regulating. Good bell in perfect condition. Steel winding key included Dimensions Overall height to top of case finial 20 3/4” (52.7 cm) Overall width of case 12 1/4” (31 cm) Overall depth of case 5 1/2” (14 cm) Dial 11 ½” x 8 3/4” (29.2 x 22.2 cm) Chapter ring diameter 7 3/4” (19.7 cm) Packed weight 8.75 kg 58x 44x 42 cm 029 - YouTube Video will open in a new window Using the eBay App? Paste link into a browser window: [isdntekvideo] Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: French Religieuse, Features: 2 weeks or more?, Clock Type: Bracket Clock, Material: Brass steel, Style/ Origin/ Theme: LOUIS XIV

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