Inlaid French mantel clock, retailed by Caldwell & Co. Philadelphia. Please read the full description and view all 10 photos as they are part of the description. Clock is circa 1890 to 1900, case is 11 ½” tall, 7 ¾” wide and 5 ½” deep. The original Silvered Brass dial is 4 ½” diameter. The clock is damage free and in near mint condition. This is by far the best looking and most original French mantel clock I have owned in 40 years. The French Japy movement was overhauled last year. It is very clean and only required a routine service. The mahogany case is inlayed with satin wood , rosewood and ebony. NO damage or repair to the inlaid woods. The finish is exceptional. The brass handle, 4 bracket feet, and bezel were polished and sealed last year. The bezel retains the original convex glass crystal. The clock is week duration, chimes the correct hours and once at the half hour. Comes with a key and pendulum. This is an exceptional looking, reliable time keeper for a fraction of its market value. See photos.

All clocks are professionally restored, authenticated and keep accurate time. NO excuses here. We provided operating instructions with our clocks and a KEY or battery when applicable.

To purchase with credit cards please use PAYPAL. It is safe, secure, and simple to use. The good news is you do not need a Paypal account. Your credit card will work even if you are not a registered user.

All items at Drury House Antiques are available to purchase, unless they are marked Sold or Sale Pending.

"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. This should be of importance to you if you are a serious collector or just want a good reliable original Antique Clock. Most of you would be astounded at the amount of time, labor, technical know how, clock machinery and stock of obsolete clock materials it takes to do this level of restoration and the dollar figure associated with it.

The clock movement only required a routine servicing. The clock was lubricated with the finest clock oil. The clock now runs with a strong pendulum amplitude as it should after restoration. Most high quality French clock do not run this well. I run and test All my clocks for 30 days prior to being offered for sale. This is what I do and have done for the last 40 years. As a clock Maker, all work is performed to the highest Horological standard. The case was cleaned and waxed, nothing more.

Basic Information You Should Know!

For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing original finishes and rebuilding the clock movement or preserving the integrity of any type of 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 for whatever reason, the Antique Value is diminished to parts only and can not be valued as a complete original Antique. This in not just my opinion but a fact. Any good Appraiser or legitimate Antique Clock Dealer would be in total agreement. We are at a point in time where completely original Antique Clocks are very few and far between. In many cases it has been considered acceptable to restore an original dial, replace a clock hand, replace a broken door hinge, replace a broken wood pendulum rod, replace broken glass or repaint reverse painted glass. But NEVER replace an original clock movement.

Polishing the Brass will not alter the Antique Value of a clock if it was that way originally. In some cases it is best not to polish the brass.

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. Especially those that are replacing clock faces with fake advertising dials, especially Rail Road Dials . Replacing the glass with newly painted advertising to make the clock appear to be something that it never was. Also 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. When in this condition it will cost you hundreds of dollars to have the movement rebuilt properly. #2 you could see additional holes in the back of the case where the original movement was mounted. if it is shown it does not look like my professionally restored 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, but you can still see the dirt and grease around the gear pivots as the penetrate the brass plates. Saying that a clock is running good does not mean it will keep accurate time or even run when you receive it.

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? Yes, rarely a properly packed clock can be damaged, that is why the clock we ship are fully insured. I always have the habit of over packing with plenty of fresh materials to insure it arrives in good order. I am always here, unless out fly fishing, to provide assistance and answer questions. I know my clocks intimately and provide lengthy operation and care instructions to my clock buyers. 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 with a few exceptions and I am here to support you .

ITEM ID
10993
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Drury House Antiques

French Inlaid Chiming Mantel Clock 100% Original Fully Restored

$448 SALE
$1,800 $895  Extra 50% Off 
You save $1,352 12 Days of Savings! 50% Off Ruby Red Tag Sale

The Sale is ON NOW! Ends in
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds


Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner
Alert

5 other shoppers are interested in this item


    SHOP SALE up to 50% Off On Antique Clocks Advertising Tins And Signs & Jewelry
    Call for information or help with your purchase. 802-824 4395 EST

    Platinum

    since 2000



    Drury House Antiques


    Joe and Susanne Lyons
    Phone Email Shop Owner
    Weston , VT This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinum Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2000

    More From This Seller