This extraordinary clock comes from the Beaumont sur Sarthe area of northwestern france. Here they made most of these clocks during the 1860's and 1870'; most of them constructed out of various fruitwoods and hand decorated with intricate inlaid and painted details. At the top of the clock you'll notice the parquet type of inlay on the upper door, while on the lower door are swirling patterns of inlay along the sides and a carved/stained floral centerpiece at the bottom. Just below on the lower panel are sheaths of grain and other inlaid details, and between the door and lower panel you will see the name of the clock manufacture written across the joint: "Maufay a Beaumont". Also, on the enameled clock dial above is written "A Maufay - a Beaumont s/Sarthe". Please notice also the beautiful reposse' gilt tin surrounding the clock dial, as well as the pendulum. This clock chimes twice on the hour, and once on the half hour, and is running perfectly (for 15 years). The dimensions of the clock are 92" in height, 19" in width, and 10" in depth. I will miss it greatly and hope to find it a good home. I should also mention that I can give you the name of a shipper that specializes in the delivery of antique clocks.