A French Charles X portico clock circa 1840. This clock is wonderfully decorative, having an elaborate faux painted wooden case, painted to look like ostrich skin, with chinoisserie style flowers, inlaid with mother of pearl, and with ormolu appointments. The dial is white enamel with ormolu surround and the ormolu pendulum is very ornate. The clock has an 8-day movement and it is in good working order, made by Chaumont of Paris, signed on the movement. The only damage I can find is a boo-boo at the base on the back of the clock. It looks like someone put a sticky label there at one time and now the faux paint is marred. (Please see photo) The clock is 20" high by 10" wide by 5 1/2" deep and guaranteed to be as described.
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