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A French Empire Mantel Clock,

circa 1850, eight day movement with time and strike, pendulum and countwheel striking, 3 1/2 inch brass dial with ornate brass bezel and Roman numerals, a rosewood case with inlay, and columns and brass capitals. Height 18 x width 10 x depth 5 1/2 inches. Images Click on thumbnails to see larger images:

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An Overview Of Mantel Clock

Mantel clocks, otherwise known as shelf clocks, began replacing long-case (grandfather) clocks when spring-driven movements became available. Previously, clock cases were necessarily tall and bulky because weight-driven movements required a relatively long drop in order to operate. Mantel clocks also became more popular and affordable when mass-production methods were introduced. Unmarked metal front mantel clock, […]

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