We are very selective, but always open to new French clock listings.
French Clocks

LTO-0604
$295
French Bronze Desk Clock

Ship From Vista CA

 

A "neighbour" brought this little clock to us. It was given to her dad in England when he retired many years ago. It's a heavy piece, weighing over six pounds.

Physical: The bronze case, which measures 7.75"h x 4.75"w x 3"d retains the original patina and is in overall good condition. This is a clock that could be polished out to make it shiny again, though most collectors would prefer it with the present patina. It also has very thick beveled glass.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only platform escapement movement is in running order and keeping time. Very quiet movement, too.

Comments: Wonderful little clock; very fair price. Give us a call to get it enroute to you.

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BEV-1322
$1,075
Louis XV Style French Shelf Clock
Signed
“Mougin”

Louis XV Style French Shelf Clock Signed “Mougin” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Louis XV Style French Shelf Clock Signed “Mougin” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Louis XV Style French Shelf Clock Signed “Mougin” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a lovely little French mantle clock in the Louis XV style. There is a tremendous amount of detailing in the brass – take a close look at the photos below.

Physical: The brass case, which has been professionally polished and re-lacquered, measures 8.5"w 11.25"h x 3.75"d and is in excellent physical condition. The porcelain dial with blue numerals is in excellent condition. The original filed iron hands are present and also in excellent condition – beautiful, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day spring-driven,bell-strike, time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: We accept very few of the French shelf clocks that are offered to us. Most are either very pedestrian in design, or in "stressed" condition. Here is an opportunity to one one that is excellent in both design and condition. Give us a call to make your arrangements.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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ack - 1
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Movement


BEV-1318
$800
French Duo-Tone Carriage Clock ~ Guilloché Dial

French Duo-Tone Carriage Clock ~ Guilloché Dial ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

French Duo-Tone Carriage Clock ~ Guilloché Dial ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's a lovely duo-tone carriage clock with a special "Guilloché" (engine-turned) silver dial. Lots of detail. Elegant!

Physical: The recently professionally restored brass and silvered case with chamfered corners of the Anglaise style, c.1900, measures 3"w x 4.625"h x 2.5"d. It is in excellent physical condition. The Guilloché dial is very special and in excellent condition ~ adds tremendously to the overall "style" of the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service.

Comments: Special clock. Great price. Call us asap to make it your own.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Escapement


BEV-1323
$900
French “Corniche”-Style
Time & Strike Carriage Clock, c.1900

French Time & Strike Carriage Clock, c.1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here is a lovely French carriage clock of the "Corniche" style with beaded trim on the top and bottom and a beautiful brass dial surround.

Physical: The brass case, which has been polished and re-lacquered, measures 3.25"w x 4.75"h (with handle up) x 3"d. It is in excellent physical condition. The 1.75" diameter brass dial is in excellent condition and is original to the case as are the spade-style hands.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-gong-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: Lovely clock that will make a classy, subtle statement wherever it is placed. Thanks for taking a look at the photos. Give us a call to start it on its way to you!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Escapement
Movement - 1
Movement - 2



BEV-1320
$650
Oval-Shaped French Carriage Clock, c.1900

Oval-Shaped French Carriage Clock, c.1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Oval-Shaped French Carriage Clock, c.1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here's a great little carriage clock in a very desirable oval-shaped case that was recently polished and re-lacquered. Take a look:

Physical: The brass case, which measure 3.625"w x 4.75"h x 3.5"d is in excellent physical condition. The beveled glass is original to the case. The porcelain dial is in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Gorgeous little clock. Not a lot of money. Top condition!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front View - 2
Left - 1
Left - 2
Right
Right - 2
Rear
Movement - 1
Movement - 2
Escapement



NAN-1317
$750

Miniature French Carriage Clock, c.1910

NAN-1317  Miniature French Carriage Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

NAN-1317  Miniature French Carriage Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks GuyPorcelain Dial

NAN-1317  Miniature French Carriage Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy
Platform Escapement

 NAN-1317  Miniature French Carriage Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The hands on this clock are spectacular!

 

In the past year we have been fortunate to have had numerous French carriage clocks of a wide variety offered to u. Prior to that time, most that were offered were very pedestrian in design or were ones that needed lots of TLC to bring them up to the standards of our clientele. Here is a fine exception to that rule, in a really tiny miniature case for your consideration...

Physical:This first clock is a "pint-sized" miniature time-only carriage clock that measures approximately 2.75"h (3.75" with handle raised) x 2"w x 1.75"d. It is in excellent and age-appropriate physical condition. The porcelain dial is excellent and has only a minor hairline at a 45-degree angle on the upper right corner of the clock that we did not notice this until we reviewed the camera shots; the camera misses nothing! The hands are of unique, spectacular design

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service to you

Comments: We love having a couple of small carriage clocks in our office. They add such charm. We've never had a "baby" one like this and know it will be your pride and joy!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Reference
Terwilliger, C,. A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, Clock Trade Ent., 1987

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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

Ship From So. CA

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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Left Side

Right
Side
Back
Escapement
Movement


RWO-718
$550
~PRICE REDUCED~
$250


French Carriage Alarm Clock
with Original Red Leather Carrying Case

French Carriage Alarm Clock with Original Red Leather Carrying Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Carriage Alarm Clock with Original Red Leather Carrying Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Carriage Alarm Clock with Original Red Leather Carrying Case ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

This little carriage clock, similar to the "Boite Riche"-style (sans fluting), is a charmer. The original leather case is missing the strap that went from side-to-side over the top, but the hidden button that releases the top to open and hinge left is still in good working order. Also, many of these clocks that still have cases have lost the panel that covers the dial (and slips into a slot in the back of the case behind the clock itself; this one is present and accounted for. So is the original winding key, that fits in a slot on the left inside the case.

Physical: The leather case measures 3.5"w x 5"h x 3"d; the brass clock case itself measures 3"w x 4.5"h (5.75 with the handle up) x 2.25"d. The porcelain dial with alarm subsidiary dial measures 1.875" in diameter.

There are hairline cracks in the upper right corner of the dial that are much less apparent when it is in the case. The whole porcelain dial could be copied and a new one made for somewhere around $120.

We have enjoyed having the clock on the shelf here in the office just as it is. If you would like to have the dial replaced, we will connect you wit the resource. The clock is priced appropriately, and its value will increase significantly if you complete the restoration.

Mechanical: The eight-day cylinder escapement movement is running, but could probably use a good cleaning.

Comments: Nice little clock; not a lot of money. Great as it is now and would be wonderful restored: your choice.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front Panel Off - 2
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Bottom
Escapement
Movement Back



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

Ship From So. CA

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!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Lower Left
Lower Left Detail
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Mid Detail
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Dial
Pendulum


OHR-647
$2,150
French Exposed Balancewheel Shelf Clock
with Silver Mounts, c.1880

French Exposed Balancewheel Shelf Clock with Silver Mounts, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

French Exposed Balancewheel Shelf Clock with Silver Mounts, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

This is an extremely unusual little clock with a dial-mounted exposed balancewheel. The extraordinary little case also features silvered mounts.

Physical: The brass case, which measures 5"w x 10"h x 3.5"d is in excellent physical condition. The porcelain dial, which measures 4.5" in diameter (quite wide for a clock that is only 5" in width!) is in excellent condition with some very minor hairlines that we noticed only when reviewing our photos. The clock is perched on claw feet in the front and the rear.

Mechanical: The eight-day jeweled balancewheel movement is in excellent running order. It is owned and maintained by a master clockmaker.

Comments: This is a spectacular and unusual little clock. Would make a great wedding gift for that very special couple.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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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.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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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

Ship From So. CA

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?

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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