A French Louis XVI cartel d'alcove clock.The Housing is made of ormolu and chiseled bronze. The dial is shielded by a convex glass in a fire-gilt bronze bezel.
The round 11-cm, white enamel dial features Roman numerals for the hour indication. Around it dashes for the minutes and Arabic numerals every five minutes. The winding hole is located above the XI. At the top of the 60 minute mark there is an arbre for the regulation of the work in progress. Signed: Atoine Coliau à Paris. A Louis XVI openwork gilt brass hour and minute hand.
The eight-day movement with a barrel and a short pendulum with cord suspension has an anchor escapement and is provided with quarter-hour repetition, which on request strikes the full hours in full and the quarter-hour twice on a bell, by means of the cord with a decorative button on the right side. comes out of the housing. This is a pull rehearsal on request. the back plate also bears the Atoine Coliau à Paris signature
The Housing is made of ormolu and chiseled bronze. The dial is shielded by a convex glass in a fire-gilt bronze bezel. The pendulum window is placed under the dial. The cupboard is topped by a brazier flanked by garlands and two decorative knobs. Sound holes have been made on both sides of the timepiece, from which garlands of leaves hang. Garlands also hang under the dial. The case has floral curly motifs in its entirety. On the underside an inverted acanthus leaf ending in a bud with berries. Entirely in original condition and original fire gilding.
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