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Antique 19thc French Birds Eye Maple & Bronze Ormolu Lyre Mystery Mantel Clock

£1,995.00 or Best Offer <1m, £19.95 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: classictime2015 (2,681) 100%, Location: Stonehouse, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172427756213 This clock is an exceptional extremely rare french original birds eye maple and gilt bronze ormolu mystery lyre inverted pendulum mantel clock, it has its absolutely amazing look to it all in great condition for age, the case has its original gilt ormolu finish to the bronze mounts which stand out beautifully against the birds eye maple Case is constructed from an absolutely stunning solid birds eye maple which has one of the most beautiful patinas to it i have ever seen, the case is in excellent condition with no damage The case has a superb rare lyre design with various bronze ormolu mounts with a grid iron bars to centre behind which the original embossed ormolu pendulum swings back and forth which im sure you can see from the pictures looks absolutely fantastic The case has superb high quality bronze ormolu mounts decorating it from top to bottom and really sets it off and looks amazing wherever it is displayed It has a superb silvered dial with roman numerals, the dial is in original condition with original hands, the dial is showing minimal signs of age wear as i am sure you can see from the pictures The clock has a very rare 8 day french bell striking mystery inverted pendulum swinging movement with an anchor escapement but very unusual to have the pendulum swinging back and forth to the top rather than bottom and is supended from its suspension spring to top of clock with a pin to the back of it which locates into the crutch arm which comes up from the movement, the movement is in full working order keeping good time and striking the bell exactly how it should and comes with its original french sunburst pendulum and a new winding key The movement is pretty tricky to set up given the nature of it and has a dead beat escapement so has to be spot on but when done will go forever The clock measures 19.5 inches high x 9.5 inches wide x 4.75 inches deep This is a perfect investment clock and a beautiful display piece and an extremely rare birds eye maple & bronze ormolu lyre mystery mantel clock which i am sure you would agree Looks absoultely fantastic wherever it is displayed and one of the nicest clocks i have seen for a long while Antique 19thc French Birds Eye Maple & Bronze Ormolu Lyre Mystery Mantel Clock Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small.Auctiva's Listing Templates improve your auctions in minutes. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Condition: The clock is in excellent condition for age with original finish to the Birds eye maple wood with a patina and colour to die for with bronze ormolu mounts still with a amazing ormolu finish to them, Dial is original and in good condition with very minimal wear as you can see in the pictures, movement in full working order, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Lyre Mystery Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian French Lyre, Material: Birds Eye Maple & Bronze Ormolu, Features: 8-Day

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