An exceptional 18th century French horloge de parquet, or tall case clock from Burgundy. Made of solid cherry and walnut with burl of elm on the door panel. In three parts: the base has nailhead details, carved decoration on the apron and snail toes; the body has beautiful burled elm panels and an oval glass window for the pendulum; the top has paned glass front and sides and a chapeau de gendarme crown. Enamel clock face with hand-painted Roman numerals and a decorative cast bronze surround depicting Louis XIV, the Sun King. Original seven day Morbier movement with rear escapement and a three bell system, chiming on the hour, two minutes past the hour, and on the quarter hour. Professionally cleaned and in working order. Superb craftsmanship with pegged and mortise and tenon construction and hand carved decoration. Beautiful wood grain with waxed patina. The glass panes appear to be original. The crown is replaced. The door has a working lock and key and the hardware is original. There is a metal decoration missing from the center of the bottom panel. Restoration on the feet. Please refer to pictures for more details. Circa 1760-1780.
Overall: 106"H x 17"W x 12"D
Top: 22.5"H x 20.75W x 13"D
Middle: 48"H x 17"W x 12"D
Bottom: 35.5"H x 18"W x 12"D
18th Century French Tall Case Clock or Horloge de Parquet
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