DescriptionA Louis XV-Style Vernis Martin Bracket Clock, late 19th century
Marks to mechanism: 1855 Medaille D'Argent
31-1/4 inches high x 15 inches wide x 8-1/2 inches deep (79.4 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm)
The French clock surmounted by removable painted bonnet with gilt-bronze Rococo-style foliage and bird finial, clock with waisted case having scrolled foliate mounts and painted flowers on yellowed ground, porcelain dial with twin-barrel movement, below to painted court scene of man reading to two women, with lower wall bracket conforming decorated.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
Wear and scratching to bracket from clock feet, chipping to porcelain clock face near barrel holes, cracklure to painted surfaces, wear to gilding, some scratching and paint loss throughout, otherwise good condition. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of clock mechanisms.
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