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French Clocks

BDW-1348
$1,150
Miniature French Table Clock, c.1880

Miniature French Table Clock by Chardnon ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Miniature French Table Clock by Chardnon ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here's a cute little French Miniature Desk clock with silver mounts for your consideration. It has a ribbon trim on the front top and floral trim, almost like an oblong sunflower, on the sides, along with a carriage clock-like pickup handle on the top.

Physical: The brass case, which measures 8"h x 5.375"w x 3.5"d, is in excellent overall physical condition.

Mechanical: The 13-jewel, 8-day, time-only movement is signed "Chardon" and "Made in France" and has been professionally overhauled. It is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Elegant little bedside or shelf clock, priced right, ready for that special place in you home or office.

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BDW-1361
$1,750

Unusual French Table Clock in Carriage Design
with Exposed Escapement, Thermometer,
and Both Gong and Bell-Strike, c.1900

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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French Table Clock in a carriage clock design with exposed escapement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is a very unusual clock. First, it has the exposed escapement; second, it has a thermometer on top where you would normally see the escapement; third, it strikes the hours on a coiled gong and the half-hour on a bell. It's a pretty clock and pretty interesting, too!

Physical: The brass case, which measures 10.5"h x 6"w x 5"d is in excellent physical condition as you will observe in the photos below.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Great clock, priced right.
Give us a call to start the process.

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BDW-1347
$5,550
Boulle-Influenced
Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock
Signed
“Vincenti”

Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Boulle-Influenced Miniature Tallcase Shelf Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We have not had a Boulle-influenced clock for quite awhile. Most of them that are offered to us have lots of inlay missing or loose. Here's one that's in absolutely spectacular condition and is sure to steal the show wherever it is placed. Note the convex glasses both top and bottom. It is absolutely amazing to us that the lower glass, which is virtually irreplaceable has survived since 1880!

Physical: The stunning case, which measures 28"h x 9.5"w x 5"d, is in excellent physical condition. Glasses are original and in excellent condition. The porcelain dial and filigreed hands are also original and in excellent physical condition as is the cast brass "sun" pendulum bob. The cast brass mounts are original and all are present.

Mechanical: The eight-day bell-strike movement has the Vincenti signature stamp behind the bell. It has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Are you ready for a bright-shining star in your home? That's what this alluring clock will be. All you have to do is call us, then figure out where it will be placed.

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BDW-1396
$3,250
Very Rare Carriage Repeater
in One-Piece Art Nouveau Case

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

  Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

You gotta love the creativity of the French, and their impeccable attention to detail. Here is a a little carriage clock that reflects some of the best of French design, housing the art nouveau-style clock in a single casting that forms the case. Very interesting. Very rare.

Physical:
The case, which measures 6.5"h x 3.75"w x 3.25"d is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the photos below. The
hand-painted porcelain dial features blue arabic numerals and a flower grouping that visually appears as if it were in the background. Very subtle. Very French.

Rare French Carriage Repeater in Art Nouveau Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike repeater movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: The "for you" in the previous sentence implies that you call us to buy the clock; we're ready if you are!

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BDW-1395
$3,750
Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock
Signed “L. Simonet”

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Moorish-Themed Repeater Carriage Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

When we first saw this clock a big smile appeared. The vivid colors and Moorish-themed hand-painted porcelain panels called out to curl up with a Lawrence of Arabia-type book and just relax for awhile and listen to Mario Lanza. "Relax, what's that," you say? Read on...

Physical:
The Corinthian-columned case, which measures 8.25"h x 4"w x 3.75"d, is in excellent physical condition. The porcelain panels are original to the clock and also in excellent condition. There is an "L. Simonet" signature on the blue side panel.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike repeater movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Ok, have the music queued up?

My desert is waiting
Dear, come there with me
I'm longing to teach you
Love's sweet melody...

Give us a call to get this beauty enroute to your oasis!

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BDW-1269
$4,650
Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock
with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Corinthian-Style Repeater Carriage Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels, c.1890 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

This little clock is reminiscent of Scarlet O'Hara and "Gone with the Wind"... the high-brow beautiful lady and her admirer, complete with cherub in the center of the dial. It's a stunning clock.

Physical: The Corinthian-style case (fluted columns with "Corinthian" capitals) measures 8.25"h x 4"w x 3.75"d and is in excellent physical condition. The beautiful hand-painted porcelain panels on the front and sides are original to the clock and also in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day repeater movement with platform escapement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Pretty clock, hard to find, ready for its special place in your home. Give us a call to start the process.

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BDW-1393
$1,200
Serpentine Carriage Clock
with Porcelain Panels, c.1910

Serpentine Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Serpentine Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

When we went to photograph this collection of carriage clocks, this one jumped out and said, "Me, me, pick me," its vivid colors calling the eyes to examine it. The serpentine edges top and bottom and the interesting handle added to the siren's call...

Physical: The highly decorated brass case with porcelain panels measures 6.5"h x 3.25"w x 2.75"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the large photos. The beveled glass all around is in excellent condition and original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition. There is a maker's mark on the back plate of the movement that says R&C, Made in Paris. We are not sure whose mark that is.

Comments: Can you hear the siren's call, too? Beautiful clock, great price. Where will you place it so others can see and be "called", too?

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BDW-1293
$1,150
Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, c. 1900

Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Petite Brass Cartel Wall Clock, circa 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

According to Wikipedia, the cartel clock, incorporating clock case and bracket in a single unified organic sculptural conception, was a Rococo–era invention initiated in Paris that was popular through the 1740s.

This particular clock was made circa 1900 when “reproductions” of earlier clocks, including cartel and lantern clocks, were all the rage in Paris. We own one of the lantern clocks of the 1890 era.

Cartel clocks in general have long been prized by higher-end collectors of French clocks. But most of them are quite large and extremely expensive. We are delighted to present this petite cartel clock for your consideration. Be sure to look at the amazing detail in the brass case work. Then take a look at its very reasonable price!

Physical: The case, which measures 10.75"h x 5.5" w 2.5"d is in excellent physical condition. It features blue numerals hand-painted on a white porcelain dial, all of which is in great condition, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day balance-wheel movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: Gotta love this petite little beauty. It will make a classy, but not overpowering statement wherever it hangs in your home or office. Maybe on the formal dining room wall somewhere in a grouping? It's definitely a reminder of a more kinder, gentler time in the past.

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BDW-1252
$15,000
Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie
Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar
Escapement Signed “Drocourt”

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

BDW-1252  Giant Gorge-Cased Grand Sonnerie  Carriage Clock with Alarm & Calendar  Escapement Signed “Drocourt” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a very large and complex French carriage clock for your serious consideration with the back plate bearing the circled D-C trademark for "Drocourt".

Pierre Drocourt (1819) and his son Alfred (1847) were among the elite makers of carriage clocks in the mid-to-late Victorian era, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain.

They made superb carriage clocks which were often decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889 (exhibition catalogue). In circa 1871, Pierre retired and Alfred succeeded his father, who returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie.

This beautifully polished and lacquered brass case is in the "Gorge" style. “Gorge” (grooved) cases were in use by the mid 1860s and were the shape preferred by French clockmakers for their best clocks. At least five sizes were manufactured ranging from miniatures to giant clocks like this one, and including at least one size larger!

Physical: The ornately engraved case, which measures 10"h x 5.5"w x 4.5"h, is in excellent physical condition with all beveled glasses, including an oval glass to view the escapement. There is fine engraving throughout the brass case, which has been cleaned and lacquered to preserve the finish. The 3.375" diameter porcelain clock dial, like the 1" diameter Day-of-the-Week, Alarm Time, Day-of-the-Month subsidiary dials beneath it, are all in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day grand sonnerie movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition, including the alarm and calendar functions. The movement has serial number 10675 stamped into the lower left corner of the back plate.

Comments: This is a rare big clock with complex functionality in excellent physical and mechanical condition. It will make a major statement in any fine clock collection or as a treasured standalone piece. We take extensive measures to pack our clocks (professionals do it) so that they arrive in excellent condition. This clock can be on your table in a week or so after payment is received, so now is the time to take action!

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BDW-1394
$1,075
Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Victorian Era Domed French Travel Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is an exquisite little French travel clock that is reminiscent of the much more elegant Victorian era of design, complete with engravings on three sides and the dome plus a beautiful inset porcelain dial. Stunning!

Physical: The c.1890 brass case, which has been thoroughly cleaned, and lacquered, is in excellent physical condition throughout. It measures 5.75"h x 2.25"w x 2.25"d and is surmounted by a non-operable domed bell housing, just for decoration.

Mechanical: The eight-day balance-wheel time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.


Comments: The
"cute" factor on this clock will draw comments wherever it is placed and bring you years of joy!

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LHR-1345
$2,350
~PRICE REDUCED~
Oversized French Carriage Clock
with Repeater/Alarm c.1870

Oversized French Carriage Clock with Repeater/Alarm c.1870 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Oversized French Carriage Clock with Repeater/Alarm c.1870 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(gildled frame on all four glasses)

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Repeater-with-alarm carriage clocks are highly sought after by our collector audience. We are fortunate to usually have quite a number of fine carriage clocks posted on our site. If you're interested in carriage clocks, whether a single piece or as part of an ongoing collection, this oversized clock with cast brass gold-plated frames around each glass is a spectacular example for your immediate consideration.

Physical: The brass and gilded applique case, c.1870, which measures 4.5"2 x 8.5"h x 4" d is in excellent physical condition. The case has been completely disassembled polished and re-lacquered to preserve the brass and castings and is in excellent physical condition throughout. The white porcelain dial with subsidiary alarm dial is in excellent physical condition and original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day platform escapement movement has been professionally overhauled so it runs and keeps time like new and will be in service for you for many years to come. The alarm is set from the back of the clock. The repeater button, which sits on the top front of the clock will allow you in the middle of the night to press it and it will repeat the last hour strike sequence... just in case you can't see the clock in the middle of the night but are curious about what time it is.

( top view to escapement)


Comments: This is a fabulous example of a large ornate carriage clock just waiting for a special place perhaps on a dresser in your room... or on a bedside table where it was first commonly used.

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DRY-01
$1,875
Architectural-Style Carriage Clock
with Bamboo Influences

Architectural-Style Carriage Clock with Bamboo Influences ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here is a wonderful architectural case with bamboo influences. It is French in origin, but not marked, so it predates the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Properties (1883).

Physical: The 24k gilded brass case measures 5.75"h and 7.75"h counting the handle. It was recently completely disassembled, re-plated and reassembled by a top restorer. The porcelain dial with spade hands has no visible flaws, though there are tiny chips on both bottom corners that are not visible from the front. The 5 beveled glasses are also in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day gong-strike repeater movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Elegant little clock ready for the bedside or on a special display shelf. Give us a call to bring this charmer "home"!


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RBC-900
$4,450

~PRICE REDUCED~
$3,750
Ornate French Clock with Gilded Iron Mounts

Ornate French Wall Clock with Gilded Iron Mounts ~ Antitque Clocks Guy

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Ornate French Wall Clock with Gilded Iron Mounts ~ Antitque Clocks Guy

 

We are fortunate to have a continual stream of interesting clocks offered to us. We choose only the cream of the crop for listing on our website. This one with a beautiful maiden crown (of gilded and colored iron) is certainly from the top layer of the cream!

Physical: The walnut case with iron mounts, which measures 21"w x 58"h x 5.5"d is in excellent original condition with the original finish.

The case has been cleaned thoroughly and waxed and is completely original. The 12" diameter walnut dial features porcelain "cartouches" with blue numerals and original brass hands.

Ornate French Wall Clock with Gilded Iron Mounts ~ Antitque Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike movement has been overhauled by a top horology professional and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Have you been looking for a clock that will make a really grand statement, perhaps on a wall in your dining room or den? Here it is!

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OHR-652
$2,700
Rare 21-Day French Empire Clock in Rosewood
Silvered Dial with Seconds Bit

Rare 21-Day French Empire Clock in Rosewood Silvered Dial with Seconds Bit ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

We seem to be on a roll lately for finding great French clocks. This one is no exception. Most "empire-style" French clocks that are offered to us are either battered, 30-hour versions, or a combination of the two and thus never make it onto our website. This one is a great exception. It is distinguished not only by being beautiful, but by a 21-day movement and an exceptional dial that has a usually-not-present seconds bit. This clock also features beautiful cast capitols and bases as well as an exceptional and ornate cast brass bezel and pendulum.

Physical: The rosewood case with satinwood edging and inlay measures 10.5"w x 24"h x 6"d. Our consignor has owned this clock for 25 years and believes the prior owner may have had the case refinished at some point; it looked great to us when we took the photos. The photo reveals a small crack in the top center of the crown that we did not notice standing in front of the clock. The silvered dial is in excellent condition and measures 4.125" in diameter.

Mechanical: The movement is in excellent running order, owned and maintained by a master technician. As mentioned above, it is most unusual in that its running duration is 21 days and it also has a seconds bit.

Comments: Seeking a very formal-looking clock, perhaps for a buffet in your dining room, or on a library shelf in your den? This would make a great contribution to the decor of any room. Call us to begin the process.

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OHR-653
$3,350
Small Ornate French Mantle Clock
with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels

Small Ornate French Mantle Clock with Hand-Painted Porcelain Panels ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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This is one of the exceptions to our "be careful which French clocks you list on your site" internal rules. So many of them are either in sub-par condition or are so pedestrian in style that they are not a good fit for our clientele. This tiny little clock is a wonderful exception to that rule. We don't personally collect "frilly" clocks, but this is one that we personally find very desirable. Take a close look at the detailed photos below.

Physical: The gilded and silvered spelter case, which measures 8"w x 13"h x 5.5"d features a cherub and floral three-dimensional motif and a pastoral country scene on hand-painted porcelain panels below and inside the dial as well as on the two side panels. It is in excellent physical condition overall.

Mechanical: The eight-day countwheel time-and-strike movement was professionally serviced by one of the top technicians on the West Coast in 2011 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: This is a captivating-looking little clock. Make it your own?

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