This is a beautiful antique French clock set. It is very typical for the 19th century, or to be more specific, for the Louis XVI period and style that this work of art was made in. It has been fully checked and oiled by a professional clockmaker, and works perfectly.
What we see is a beautiful Louis XVI style base on the lower part of this work, forming a strong yet incredibly sophisticated foundation for the rest. On top of that we see various square-shaped platforms and layers, all very richly decorated with various plants and flowery and motives. If this clock is in your room, all you want to do is look at it all day long. We then see the beautiful round cylinder form of the clock in the midst of the foundation, and a young woman standing on it holding a tamberine. Next to her we see the figure of a small child playing. This type of clock does not have a "door" at the back of the clock. The clock has a small old restoration. The level of detail in which the woman and baby were created shows how talented this maker was, next to the very quintessential French clothing style and other decorative details. The base and the figurine are made of alloy. note: The front door does not have glass.
The measurements of this clock are (about):
INCH: 24.5 high x 14 wide x 10 deep
CM: 62 high x 35 wide x 25 deep
The measurements of the candelabras are (about):
inch: 9.5 high x 5 wide x 3 deep
cm: 24 high x 13 wide x 8 deep
It has the original French movement, that chimes every half and full hour. The dial has the European numerals. It is complete, with the winding key, bell, pendulum etc. The clock is sturdy and ready for usage at any given time. The movement is staped S.Marti & Cie and medaille de bronze. A piece of history about the mkaer of the clock, Samuel Marti. "The company S. Marti is started by Samule Marti and two business partners in 1832. From 1841 was Samuel Marti the only owner of the company. He recieved several bronze medals at expositions in Paris for his work. In 1863 he started to cooperate with Japy Freres & Cie and Vincentie & Cie ( in that time named A.Roux & cie)".