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Antique French or France Shelf Portico Clock

Price Type: auction
Sold Date: 5/8/2000
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France Shelf Portico

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C.1880, French, 4-Column Empire mantel clock. The dial has several chips and hairlines, but is still legible; suspension spring has failed ($2). The clock is otherwise quite impressive, with brass and shell inlay on all front surfaces, and every edge accented with gilt brass repousse` trim. Has a quality Japy bell strike movement, original to the case, running but dusty and in need of cleaning. Note fine pressed vine trim on all 4 barley twist columns. Height 20 inches Reserve $500

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