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Lot 1705 (The Clocks, Cameras, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction, 26th February 2021)

A LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK

Sold for £400


Condition report
Clock with general surface wear throughout, particularly around bases of columns. Face shows signs of tarnish. Back left foot has come loose though is present for restoration.
Damage to suspension strip for pendulum and as a result can't hang this, also cannot test though generally speaking mechanism looks sound.
Plinth with general surface wear, dome with restoration to back left hand side, also chip to front left hand corner.
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LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK,
the two train eight day movement by J.F. Allard, with silvered Roman numeral dial, with ormolu gridiron bob, the kingwood case formed as four pillars above a stepped base on block feet, inlaid with scrolls and foliage, 47cm high, raised on a matched plinth and under a glass dome, 67cm high

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