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A French Art Nouveau mantle clock

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Stock Number

: 8599

Circa

: 1900

As Is Price: $1,595.00

A French Art Nouveau mantle clock with strung and inlaid mahogany and boxwood case, with stylized tulip design in shell.  An eight day drum movement stamped France with platform escapement.

Fully serviced and all in superb condition.   

 

 The platform escapement became popular with French manufacturers and was the principal advantage held by carriage clocks (derived from the French, carriage meaning 'carry able' rather than of carriages). The resulting clock was entirely portable without the restrictions of the pendulum and the system soon spread to German and English manufacturers, although the platforms themselves often came from the watchmakers of Switzerland.

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