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French Antique Comtoise 8 Day Wall Clock By Boissen Castelnaud In Dordogne /3790

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Seller: ajwtilstock (3,522) 100%, Location: Whitchurch, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 122214762231 A stunning 19th century eight day French Comtoise wall clock ringing the half and the number of hours on a bell, in fact it rings twice in two minuets in case you missed it the first time. It is of superb proportions. It has a brass facing surround the enamel Roman numeral dial, it sits on its original metal wall stand which is included. This lovely clock will grace the finest of rooms. This is a very interesting clock with its delightful dial, its maker is Biosson of Castelnaud a historic village in the Dordogne valley overlooking the Dordogne river. Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Dordogne 12th century Castle & village! HISTORY OF CHÂTEAU DE CASTELNAUD Built originally in the 12th century, the castle faces Château de Beynac across the Dordogne River. The castle has had a very turbulent history. It first saw action during the during the Albigensian crusade under simon de Montfort against the cathars, when the castle belonged to Bernard de Casnac, a cathar. In 1214 the castle was seized from de Casnac, who then regained it a year later and hanged all members of the occupying garrison. He was the driven out again, this time by the Archbishop of Bordeaux, who ordered the castle be burned. Rebuilt in the 13th century, during the Hundred Years War after 1337 Château de Castelnaud was in the hands of the Caumont family and part of English ruled Aquitaine, while the Château de Beynac was part of France. Frequent battles meant the castle changed hands several times between the English and the French, resolved only by a final French siege in 1442. The Hundred Years War was to continue until 1453, after which the Caumont family regained ownership of the castle which was again repaired and substantially reinforced. Much of the castle we see today dates from this period. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CLOCK! If you are looking for a fine wall clock then look no further this would make a great purchase or a superb present! Circa 1880. Condition = excellent, fully restored at great expense by my clock restorer, this clock is ready for a life time of telling elegant time, a couple of age related dings, as is the norm, of no consequence. [see photographs I try to show all faults]. It has original brass covered weights a sign of quality. 8 day movement striking the numbers on the hours and the half's on a bell. It comes with Key and Pendulum, running very well, very willing to run, it is in my office and has a good chime. It has fine proportions and stands proud! It will be shipped very well packed, do please look at my feedback. This delightful clock would make a great gift. Clock Sizes including pendulum 55" High 140 cm 12"1/2 Wide 32 cm 6" Deep 16 cm Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: FULLY RESTORED WORKS BRASS POLISHED & LACQUERED READY FOR A LIFETIME OF GIVING ELEGANT TIME, SOME AGE RELATED MARKS AS ONE WOULD EXPECT FROM A FINE ANTIQUE CLOCK OF THIS AGE, Type: FRENCH WALL CLOCK, Features: Chimes, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: DRAWING ROOM, Style/ Origin/ Theme: FRENCH COMTOISE CLOCK, Material: BRASS & STEEL, Condition: Used

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