French Period Art Deco Marble Clock, please read the full description. white and black French Carrera marble. Exceptional grain, the white takes on a light brown hue due to the earth tone graining. NO damage, NO repairs to the marble, dial, glass convex crystal or brass bezel. Size is 4 1/2" tall, 4 5/8" wide, 1 5/8" deep. The original dial is marked Made in France and DEP, the maker. The brand DEP came from the family name Dépéry who were well-established clockmakers as well as clock parts manufacturers and flourished between 1826 and 1954. The clock mechanisms were produced in their establishments and then sent to "clock dressers" or even to other manufacturers who placed them in casings, polished them and readied them for shipping. The Art Deco period began in France in the early 1900's and only caught on here in the states in the late 1920's The clock is now fitted with a brand new micro quartz movement and operates for one year on a single watch battery. The original movement was missing the escapement and several gears and could not be resurrected. This is an excellent bedside clock, perfect for the desk, a shelf or mantel. If you enjoy winding a clock I have five others with restored original movements. The marble was cleaned and waxed with English Marble Paste Wax. The clock has a celebrity connection, it is from the personal collection of Eli Wallach. Documentation to be included with sale. We do not inflate the value of items owned by famous personalities, actors or film stars. Here is your opportunity to purchase this clock sale priced at it’s realistic value, no markup for prior famous ownership. See photos. To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House Antiques 802-824-4395 EST or use PAYPAL
"The following is the restoration performed".
All Brass parts polished and sealed, just as it was done over 100 years ago. I am a purest and believe in preserving as much as humanly possible. The Value for Good Antiques is in Originality and Condition. Not Damaged, Broken, or comprised of non-original parts and overall dirty condition.
Basic Information You Should Know!
For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing and repairing a clock or any other Antique to original condition without alteration. The more an item is original the more it is worth. The less original the less it is worth. If the clock movement is changed, the Antique Value is diminished to parts only and can not be valued as an Antique.
Polishing the Brass will not alter the Antique Value of a clock.
Not everyone can afford or even appreciate this level of restoration. However, that is no reason to perpetuate the misrepresenting and dishonesty by other clock sellers. There is a perfectly good reason why clock sellers will not show you the clock mechanism. #1 their clock is dirty, badly worn and probably not original to the case. #2 if it is shown it does not look like my clock movements. #3 The latest deception is that sellers are taking a photo of the movement with a bright flash giving the illusion that the brass movement is clean and bright. Saying that a clock is running good does not mean it will keep accurate time.
Many internet clock sellers claim that they guarantee the clock runs, however when the clock arrives it will not run. When the seller is contacted he simply passes the buck to the shipper that it was damaged in shipping and you the buyer should file a insurance claim. This gets him off the hook for selling a clock that was not in good order to begin with. WARNING, If not packed properly the shipper will refuse the damage claim. Sound Familiar? My properly restored original Antique Clocks will provide years of uninterrupted service and pleasure. Hope this little tidbit of information aids you in making an intelligent decision on what to buy or NOT. All my clocks come with a correct fitting key, a set of instructions specific to this clock and the best packing in the business. I expect you to take the clock out of the box and have it up and running in a short time and I am here to support you .
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