Red-Lacquered Wood Chinoiserie Mantel Clock

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Mechanical clock with a swinging pendulum housed inside of a four-footed, red-lacquered case with a front-opening glass door and glass side panels, decorated with gilded scrolling and foliage forms, and delicately-painted Oriental figural and landscape scenes on the top and on the interior surface of the back door, wood and metal hardware, early nineteenth century; inscribed on the back Palian Besancon and stamped on pendulum. Dimensions: 23″H x 15-1/2″W

Condition report

Cracking to wood, some chipping and loss to red lacquer and gilding; the back closure on the back door is missing, soiling and marks on surfaces.


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