Attractive J. Staub, Vienna, Mantel Clock

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Attractive J. Staub, Vienna, Mantel Clock, second quarter 19th century, composed of gilt-brass- and giltwood-mounted fruitwood in the Biedermeier style, of glazed pavilion form, the canopy surmounted by a carved giltwood displayed eagle on a sphere, h. 20-1/2″, w. 10″, d. 6-1/4″.

Condition report

Carved wooden eagle top canopy appears to be original and also appears in double form (ormolu) on curved front of canopy and again as the pendulum. All gilt brass decoration in good condition. Four corners adorned with caryatids. The flat top beneath the canopy exhibits a loss at the back left corner. Vertical cracks appear at the wooden spandrel, behind dial, top right,below dial between figures 475 and behind base of caryatid, lower right. The face exhibits various key scratches to enamel with losses to outer edges at figures 2-4 & 10, and right key hole. Convex door glass and surrounding bezel good. Ormolu at base good with some old insect damage at center and one small loss. Glass front and sides good. Rear glass panel lacking. Works, ring chimes, pendulum and key remain. Basal plinth exhibits small age cracks. Bun feet appear to be original. We make no representation that any timepeice is in working order.


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