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SOLD Green Onyx French Art Nouveau Clock
SOLD We have many clocks on sale French Art Nouveau green onyx clock. one of 80 Clocks to choose from, Please read the full description. Mint oval convex crystal and brass bezel. The original time and alarm movement was cleaned and oiled. It keeps accurate time for the 30 hour running duration it was designed for. Alarm is functional, not too loud. Size: 7 3/4" long X 4" tall X 1 7/8" deep. The green onyx case was cleaned and waxed from the front the case looks mint. However, the back has two chips on the pad fee. Excellent example for a bedside, desk, shelf or mantle clock. This is one of 5 period French marble clocks listed for sale. The Art Deco period began in Europe in the early 1900's but only caught on here in the states in the late 1920's. The 5 Marble clocks we have listed weigh between 4 to 5 pounds each before packing. 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
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.
The clock movement was completely disassembled and cleaned in an Ultra Sonic cleaner, assembled and lubricated with the finest clock oil. I run and test my clocks for 30 days prior to being offered for sale. This is what I do and have done for the last 35 years. As a clockmaker, all work is performed to the highest Horological standard.
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 .
Over 80 restored Antique Clocks to choose from, to see them all go to any Drury House item and type in CLOCK into the search box.
To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House 802-824 4395 EST
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