A c.1890 French Mahogany & Gilt Metal Cased Table Clock

Origin: French
Period: Late Nineteenth/Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890-1910
Height: 6 inches
Width: 3.75 inches (all at maximum)

The figured mahogany and pierced gilt metal cased mantle or table clock having an enamel dial with gilded ornate hands, the reverse with drum cap opening to reveal the winding movement, the whole standing on four bun feet, survives from late nineteenth century France.

In working order, the clock keeps time well. The obvious condition issue is with the cracked enamel dial, which is, funnily enough what attracted us to the piece. It has the look of a clock that went down with the Titanic and is wonderfully evocative of its life thus far. Obviously, she could be restored if so desired. The rest of the clock is as should be and would only really benefit from a clean, if that was so desired.

A very pretty clock with ‘Miss Haversham-esque’ decorative merit. Notice the time on the clock… maybe it did go down with the ship?