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November Spectacular 3-Day Auction Event - Day 3

Sun, Nov 19, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1472

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE CARVED LONGCASE CLOCK, 125"H

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

French Provincial style longcase clock, parcel gilt case surmounted by a carved figure of Father Time, circular enamel dial with Roman numeral hours and Arabic numeral minutes, seconds subdial, inscribed St Jean a Rennes, transport label from Goardon Freres, Rue d'Aiguillon, Morlaix, approx 125"h, 36"w, 16"d

Condition

11.7.23- added height to header<br><br>In my opinion regarding LOT: 1472- while we are not experts on such clocks, due to the height and carving, we believe that the case is possibly Flemish 18th/19thc, however some elements may have been replaced, the impressive carving and stature of the case are its value the case displays some small wood losses, nicks and wear, clock is accompanied by weights, but lacks a pendulum, we have been unable to open the front door, there is a brass rod/tub secured at the back of the clock and protruding, but not touching the movement. Speculatively only, there my at one time, have been a chiming action, the bell striker slides on top of the vertical rod shown on the movement front at left of the large movement gear, it will come off with a simple push or pull, thus causing the hands to fall off, the face plate would be attached to the movement by three pins located on the back plate, these are to be aligned and inserted into corresponding holes on the movement front and then secured by the insertion of tiny nails through the hoes in the face plate pins, however the face is not secured to the movement front at this time, operational status is unknown, 

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