Exceptional Quality Large Early 19th Century French Empire Flame Mahogany Eight Day Portico Clock.
Two train movement count wheel striking on a bell, with chiming on the hour and half-hour.
Flame mahogany case supported by four mahogany Ionic columns and mounted with finely incised mercury gilt bronze mounts.
The enamel clock face in excellent condition with black roman numerals and ‘open moon’ hands.
Signed on the clock face ‘B.L. Petit, Rue St. Honoré, N° 540 à Paris’. All of the clock movement is original with no replacements. Large and weighted ormolu and steel pendulum.
France c. 1810.
HEIGHT: 64.5 cm (25½”)
WIDTH: 34.5 cm (13½”)
DEPTH: 18 cm (7″)