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Rare Art Deco Bulle Glass Clock, Signed P.M.Favre, 1930s
By P.M. Favre
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this super rare Art Deco modernist Bulle clock by P.M.Favre. One of the first battery operated clocks of the 1930s. The frosted glass case has etched styliz...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco More Clocks

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Glass, Wood

Rare Clock Face
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
The clock is from a railway station in the North of France, it is painted steel with gilt numbers and hands.
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Early 20th Century French Wall Clocks

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Steel

  • Rare Clock Face
  • Rare Clock Face
  • Rare Clock Face
  • Rare Clock Face
H 69 in. Dm 69 in.
Rare Vienna Porcelain Boudoir Clock
By Royal Vienna Porcelain
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A beautiful Royal Vienna type porcelain boudoir clock featuring a classical maiden seated on a rock. She is holding a dove and is surrounded by delicate flowers. The tiny French move...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Porcelain

  • Rare Vienna Porcelain Boudoir Clock
  • Rare Vienna Porcelain Boudoir Clock
  • Rare Vienna Porcelain Boudoir Clock
  • Rare Vienna Porcelain Boudoir Clock
H 8.75 in. W 6.5 in. D 3 in.
Rare Neoclassical Style French Giltwood Clock and Barometer Set
Located in London, GB
Rare neoclassical style French giltwood clock and barometer set French, 19th century Measures: Height 90cm, width 38cm, depth 12cm This duo comprises a wall clock and barometer,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

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Enamel

Rare and Beautiful Charles X Period Clock
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rare and beautiful Charles X period clock signed "Laresche à Paris". High manufacture, finely chased in gilt bronze with mercury. Decorated on the front with a contour of palmettes i...
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Antique 1830s French Charles X Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

  • Rare and Beautiful Charles X Period Clock
  • Rare and Beautiful Charles X Period Clock
  • Rare and Beautiful Charles X Period Clock
  • Rare and Beautiful Charles X Period Clock
H 14.57 in. W 7.09 in. D 3.55 in.
Palatial & Rare Napoleon III French Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock, Detouche
By C. Detouche
Located in New York, NY
A palatial, extremely rare, and important Napoleon III French ormolu and patinated bronze regulateur de parquet clock, by Louis-Constantin Detouche, Paris, circa 1850. The clock c...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Bronze, Ormolu

Rare 1930s Art Deco French Pink Glass Mantle Clock by Jaz
By Jaz
Located in Devon, England
Very impressive and rare 1930s Art Deco rose pink glass and chrome clock by the French clock makers Jaz. Superb condition, both the glass and chrome are perfect as you could expect f...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Chrome, Steel

Rare Large Romantic French Directoire Mantel Clock, Late 18th C
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare, large (53 cm) prestigious and high quality romantic French Directoire mantel clock with love birds, with seconds' hand and pin wheel - Verguld brons - 18e eeuw. In good working...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Rare Mid-19th Century Well Clock
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rare mid-19th century well clock faithfully reproduced, signed on the enamel dial "Lechopié à Paris". Original movement, silk thread suspension, hour and half-hour chimes on old bel...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

  • Rare Mid-19th Century Well Clock
  • Rare Mid-19th Century Well Clock
  • Rare Mid-19th Century Well Clock
  • Rare Mid-19th Century Well Clock
H 16.54 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Rare Important French Louis XIV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Boulle Marquetry Clock
Located in New York, NY
A rare and important French Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted green boulle marquetry clock, Regulateur De Parquet, with matching original pedestal, circa 1890s. After the Model by ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass, Bronze

Rare French Empire Clock in Gilt and Patinated Bronze Signed Lepaute
By Jean-André Lepaute 1
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An extremely rare and important French Empire mantle clock signed by the master clock making dynasty of Jean-Andre Lepaute and his brother Jean-Baptiste Lepaute. The case, in the ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare "The Three Graces" Clock H. Dasson
By Henry Dasson
Located in PARIS, FR
Model of the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1878 Beautiful Louis XVI style clock with the Three Graces attributed to H. Dasson, finely cast in patinated bronze with flowing drapery rob...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Porphyry, Enamel, Bronze, Bronze

French Louis XV Period Tall Case Clock with an Extremely Rare Mechanism Movement
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational French Louis XV period, circa 1740, tall case clock with an extremely rare mechanism movement signed Jean Charost. The original case in kingwood, ebony, and rosewood ve...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu

A Rare and Exquisite French Ormolu and Porcelain Clock, attributed to Deniere
By Maison Deniere
Located in New York, NY
A Rare and Exquisite French Ormolu Bronze and Porcelain Clock, attributed to Jean Francois Deniere, circa 1810. This large and elaborate clock is made of the finest quality ormolu ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Extremely Rare 19th Century Traveling Clock Signed French Royal Exchange, London
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A unique early 19th century travelling clock signed on both the silvered dial and the backplate French Royal Exchange, London. The small ebonized rectangular case has a circular s...
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Vintage 1910s English Regency Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass

Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A rare 18th century Louis XVI period small clock. In gilt bronze. Curved wooden base covered with lacquer and glossy colourless varnish. Original mechanism without modification...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bronze

  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
  • Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Clock
H 3.94 in. W 8.27 in. D 9.45 in.
Fine and Rare French Empire Clock of Cupid as Magician Uncovering Flaming Hearts
Located in London, GB
Fine and rare French Empire ormolu clock of Cupid as magician, uncovering flaming hearts with the 3 cup trick. The shaped base with four tall ormolu feet to front and back but with w...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

Rare French Napoleon III Oeil De Boeuf Hand Painted Wall Mounted Pendulum Clock
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Napoleon III Oeil De Boeuf wall mounted clock with hand painted rural scene An absolutely stunning hand painted piece, it...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Wall Clocks

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Wood

Rare Louis XV Style "Elephant" Bronze Mantel Clock
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare Louis XV style bronze "L'éléphant" mantel clock with enamel dial signed: "Mafson". These clocks were supported on the backs of elephants which were prized works in the eighteen...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare Modernist 1930s Wall Clock 18 Day Movement
By Zenith
Located in Devon, England
Rare 1930s Art Deco Modernist wall clock by Zenith. The case is in Palissandre wood a beautiful colouring with the stylized numbers and hands in silver on solid brass in high relief....
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Wall Clocks

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Chrome

  • Rare Modernist 1930s Wall Clock 18 Day Movement
  • Rare Modernist 1930s Wall Clock 18 Day Movement
  • Rare Modernist 1930s Wall Clock 18 Day Movement
  • Rare Modernist 1930s Wall Clock 18 Day Movement
H 7.88 in. W 7.88 in. D 2.17 in.
Rare 19th Century Sevres Style Clock Set
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very fine quality French late 19th century Sevres style and gilded ormolu clock garniture. Having a pair of four branch candelabra, each with ram's head and female mask mounts, dra...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Ormolu

  • Rare 19th Century Sevres Style Clock Set
  • Rare 19th Century Sevres Style Clock Set
  • Rare 19th Century Sevres Style Clock Set
  • Rare 19th Century Sevres Style Clock Set
H 23.63 in. W 16.15 in. D 5.91 in.
Large and Rare 1930s Art Deco Chrome Figural Clock
Located in Devon, England
This is a rare find, a wonderfully styled Art Deco, 1930s clock lamp, an example we've not had before. There's no makers name or mark so we only know that it's European and likely to...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Onyx, Chrome

Rare Orientalist Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock by Denière et Fils
By Jean-François Denière
Located in London, GB
Rare orientalist gilt bronze mantel clock by Denière et Fils French, circa 1830 Measures: Height 54cm, width 40cm, depth 18cm This beautiful mantel clock is crafted from gilt br...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

Guillerme et Chambron, Rare Oak Longcase Clock, Edition Votre Maison, circa 1970
By Guillerme et Chambron, Boleslaw Danikowski
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron, rare oak longcase clock. Edition Votre Maison, circa 1970 Ceramic face by Boleslaw Danikowski.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Grandfather Clocks and Longcase ...

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Ceramic, Oak

Rare Late 18th Century Neoclassical Louis XVI Ormolu Mantel Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The circular white-enameled dial signed ”Detour Paris” with Roman hours and Arabic quarter marks, a further inner Arabic chapter ring for the day of month. Pierced gilt hands and a b...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze, Enamel

Large Rare Museum Quality Obelisk Mantel Clock with Calendar, Late 18th C
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare and high quality prestigious Obelisk pendule, with calendar and beautiful Ormolu ornaments, statues of 2 beautiful women, with black marble - Late 18th century. In good working ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Rare Louis XVI Gilt and Patinated Bronze Mantle Clock Signed Ferdinand Berthoud
By Ferdinand Berthoud
Located in Boston, MA
Depicting the personification of knowledge, on a plinth cast with molded guilloche and corner floral medallions, the clock decorated with symbols of knowledge and education, a patina...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

Rare Art Deco Chinoiserie Tortoise Shell Clock Retailed by Brook & Son, Edinburg
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This very stylish clock would have been made in the Art Deco period around 1930. It is made of wood covered with chinoiserie lacquer and gilt decorated tortoise shell with an ivory t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Rare Monumental Marble and Gilt Bronze Clock Set by Jules Graux of Paris
By Japy Frères, Jean Didier Debut, Graux Marly
Located in London, GB
An Exhibition Quality Garniture de Cheminée By Jules Graux of Paris Of important size and supreme quality, the mantle clock constructed from white Carrara marble, rising from orm...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Carrara Marble, Ormolu, Bronze, Brass

Rare 18th Century Louis XVI Ormolu and White Marble Inclined Plane Mantel Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An extremely rare Louis XVI mantel clock 'a cremaillere', a movement driven by its own weight, where the moving drum barrel is running down an inclined white marble base (runs for ab...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Rare French 18th Century Louis XV Vernis Martin Bracket Clock
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The clock case decorated overall with very fine ‘Vernis Martin’ lacquer paint with floral sprays and garlands. The waisted case with pierced foliate bronze mounts and surmounted by a...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Clocks

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Bronze

Large Rare High Quality "Vulcan Arrow Maker" French Empire Pendulum, circa 1800
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare and high quality prestigious pendulum, with theme: " Vulcan arrow maker" France, circa 1800. The timepiece is slightly younger than the clock itself. Power reserve: 8 day moveme...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Bronze

Exceptional Beautiful Rare Large French Attributed to Claude Galle, '1759-1816'
By Claude Galle
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Exceptional beautiful rare large French attributed to Claude Galle (1759-1816), high quality bronze fire-gilded Empire mantel clock with a beautiful image of a beautiful woman on a s...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare Louis XVI Period Enamel and Gilt Bronze Clock
Located in Montreal, QC
Rare Louis XVI period enamel and gilt bronze clock on a black marble base.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Clocks

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Bronze

Rare Silver Pocket Sundial and Compass by Michael Butterfield, Paris, circa 1700
By Butterfield Paris
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A beautiful, rare solid silver Anglo-French octagonal pocket sundial with compass by Michael Butterfield, circa 1700. The sundial is made for a latitude of 44° and could be used i...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Carriage Clocks and Travel Cl...

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Silver

Very Rare Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass XXL Table Clock by Boris Tabacoff
By Boris Tabacoff
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Huge clock designed by French designer Boris Tabacoff, who also created the famous Sphère Chair. The clock is made of plexiglass that was cut by laser. It is signed: Tabacoff 1976, J...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Clocks

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Plexiglass

Rare High Quality "Erato and Cupid" Empire Pendulum, circa 1810
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare and high quality prestigious pendule, with theme: "Erato & Cupid" France, circa 1810 Power reserve: 8-day movement Striking: Half hour, one bell. In good working order!     
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare High Quality "Cupid Washes the Arrow" Empire Pendulum, circa 1810
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare and high quality prestigious pendule, with theme: "Cupid washes the arrow" France, circa 1810 Power reserve: 8 day movement Striking: Half hour, one bell.       
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare Empire Library Pendule, Reading Child, in the Style of Claude Galle
By Claude Galle
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Exceptional beautiful rare French, ''Library'' in the style of Claude Galle (1759-1816). Dated circa 1810-1815. With the image of a young girl sitting at the stoel and reading a boo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare Cartel to Ask, in Gilt Bronze Signed by Jean-joseph De Saint-Germain Louis
Located in charmes, FR
Rare cartel to pose, in very finely chiseled and gilded bronze. The dial signed Norman in Paris. ringtone on demand. With decoration, with the amortization, of a dozing love, holding...
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Antique 1750s French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare French farmhouse buffet with Clock in the Louis XV Style, circa 1770
Located in London, GB
This fine and original piece is made predominantly of oak with burl elm panels, having secondary inlay and stringing of fruitwood, boxwood and ebony. The cabinet work and hand carvin...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Elm, Oak

In the Style of Jacques Adnet, Rare Black Leather and Brass Small Clock Table
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This rare small coffee table is made of leather and brass with a clock in its center and a gold inscription in French: "Craignez celle qui suit", which means "fear the one that follo...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Rare Pendulum Clock "Africa" Engraved Gilded Bronze, Early 19th Century, Paris
Located in Pully, CH
Pendulum "Africa" early 19th century, Directoire-Consulat period "Africa" exceptional pendulum engraved bronze, patinated or gilded; the cover decorated with a huntress symbolizing ...
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Antique 1860s French Directoire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Rare French Bakelite Miniature Alarm Clock by JAZ
By Jaz
Located in Devon, England
Very attractive 1930s Art Deco French alarm clock in miniature form. These clocks are without doubt very hard to come by in this size, we've only had 3 in the past year. Made by the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Bakelite

Rare and Unusual 19th Century French Wall Clock
Located in Milford, NH
French wall clock in an unusual and appealing style. A Paris movement that runs for 8 days. Silvered Roman numeral dial with pierced center. The dial supported by a winged angel hold...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Clocks

Very Rare Clock by Line Vautrin
By Line Vautrin
Located in Paris, FR
Line Vautrin, circa 1955. Talosel resin, colored mirrored glass. Measures: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) diameter. Signed L.V. Only few have been made.
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Vintage 1950s French Other Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Resin

  • Very Rare Clock by Line Vautrin
  • Very Rare Clock by Line Vautrin
  • Very Rare Clock by Line Vautrin
  • Very Rare Clock by Line Vautrin
H 1.58 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Rare Hermes Cubic Desk Clock, 1950
By Hermès
Located in Verviers, BE
Exceptional Hermès Clock cubic desktop 5-sided golden brass, c. 1950. Thermometer on the window above. Mechanical movement. Two side access hatches in control of the mechanism. Base...
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Vintage 1950s French Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

  • Rare Hermes Cubic Desk Clock, 1950
  • Rare Hermes Cubic Desk Clock, 1950
  • Rare Hermes Cubic Desk Clock, 1950
  • Rare Hermes Cubic Desk Clock, 1950
H 6.1 in. W 6.1 in. D 6.1 in.
Huge, Rare Napoleon III Boulle Table Clock France, 19th Century
By Henri Picard, André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Rare, monumental size Napoleon III cartel table clock in Boule Marquetry. This stunning piece is entirely covered with brass in Boulle Marquetry style on a red tortoiseshell backgro...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

Exceptional and Rare Early 19th Century French Sunburst Clock
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very exceptional and rare early 19th century French water gilded sunburst clock. Beautifully hand-carved giltwood sun rays surround an elegant porcelain enamel clock face. The pati...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Wall Clocks

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Wood

Rare Eugéne Farcot Maiden on a Swing Boudoir Antique French Clock
By EUGÈNE FARCOT OF PARIS Also known as HENRY EUGÈNE ADRIEN FARCOT (1830-1896)
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A super, rare original antique French clock featuring a maiden swinging back and forth as the pendulum. This is the Farcot version, the best one, patented by Farcot in 1862. It uses ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Alabaster, Metal

Rare Cherub on a Swing Antique French Boudoir Clock with Visible Escapement
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A super, rare original antique French clock featuring a cherub swinging back and forth as the pendulum, circa 1870. It uses a single escape wheel with pin-pallets acting at 90 degree...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Alabaster, Ormolu

Rare Miniature French Ormolu Marble Clock Garniture, Mid-19th Century
Located in Dublin, Ireland
A fine early to mid-19th century French ormolu mantle clock garniture of outstanding quality and compact proportions. The circular white enamel dial having blue Roman hour numeral...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Rare French Empire Clock, "boat Of Venus And Love", circa 1810
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
Rare mythological clock in gilt bronze. Beautiful scene of a decorated boat beneath the mask of Poseidon, God of the sea, with a gooseneck, the goddess Venus and a standing cherub. T...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock
By ATO
Located in Devon, England
One of the more rare Art Deco clocks is this wonderfully stylish and totally authentic 1930s Art Deco clock by ATO the French clock makers. This clock has a mixtures of materials, ma...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Stainless Steel

  • Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock
  • Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock
  • Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock
  • Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock
H 9.85 in. W 8.27 in. D 3.94 in.
Rare French Art Deco Tri-Colour Wood Mechanical Wall Clock by JAZ.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This beautifully designed French Art Deco mechanical wall clock features a blonde face with an extremely fine set of exquisitely formed graphic numerals in black stain raised above i...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Wall Clocks

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Wood

Rare Glass Art Deco Clock by ATO
By ATO
Located in London, GB
A moulded glass Art Deco mantel clock by the French company ATO, of unusual semi-circular form. The face with raised, polished glass Art Deco numerals, with a central panel marked AT...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Metal

Rare Glass Art Deco Clock by ATO
H 7 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
Rare French Gilt-Bronze Ormolu and Porphyry Three-Piece Clock Set, circa 1880
By Henry Dasson
Located in New York, NY
A rare French gilt-bronze ormolu and porphyry three-piece clock set, circa 1880, possibly by Henry Dasson, Paris. Comprising of a clock and a pair of candlesticks. All three with...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Porphyry, Bronze, Ormolu

Rare French Ormulu and White Onyx Thee-Piece Clock Garniture by Raingo Freres
By Raingo Frères
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Comprising a clock and a pair of ten-light candelabra, this is an impressive piece of 19th century taste and style by Raingo Brothers (Raingo Frères). Above the French mantel clo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Onyx, Ormolu

Rare 3 Color Antique Wedgwood Clock with Ormolu Mount
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rare three colors antique Wedgwood clock with ormolu mount.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

Rare French Industrial Lighthouse clock ca 1890's
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A unique and unusual clock in the form of a lighthouse. It is case in bronze and has a black slate base. The movement is on the bottom and a gear runs up the lighthouse to move the m...
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

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Bronze

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Rare French Clocks For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of rare French clocks available for sale. The range of distinct rare French clocks — often made from metal, bronze and glass — can elevate any home. Rare French clocks have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Art Deco, Empire and Louis XVI rare French clocks are consistently popular styles. ATO, Hermès and Ferdinand Berthoud each produced beautiful rare French clocks that are worth considering.

How Much are Rare French Clocks?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $7,014, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $134,486 highest priced.

Finding the Right Clocks for You

A sophisticated clock design, whether it’s a wall clock, desk clock, mantel clock or other variation, is a decorative object to be admired in your home as much as it is a necessary functional element. This is part of the reason clocks make such superb collectibles. Given the versatility of these treasured fixtures — they’ve long been made in a range of shapes, sizes and styles — a clock can prove integral to your own particular interior decor.

Antique and vintage clocks can whisk us back to the 18th and 19th centuries. When most people think of antique clocks, they imagine an Art Deco Bakelite tabletop or wall clock, named for the revolutionary synthetic plastic, Bakelite, of which they’re made, or a stately antique grandfather clock. But the art of clock-making goes way back, transcending continents and encompassing an entire range of design styles and technologies. In short, there are many kinds of clocks depending on your needs.

A variety of wall clocks can be found on 1stDibs. A large antique hand-carved walnut wall clock is best suited to a big room and a flat background given what will likely be outwardly sculptural features, while Georgian grandfather clocks, or longcase clocks, will help welcome rainswept guests into your entryway or foyer. An interactive cuckoo clock, large or small, is guaranteed to bring outsize personality to your living room or dining room. For conversation pieces of a similar breed, mid-century modern enthusiasts go for the curious Ball clock, the first of more than 150 clock models conceived in the studio of legendary architect and designer George Nelson

Minimalist contemporary clocks and books pair nicely on a shelf, but an eye-catching vintage mantel clock can add balance to your home library while drawing attention to your art and design books and other decorative objects. Ormolu clocks dating from the Louis XVI period, designed in the neoclassical style, are often profusely ornate, featuring architectural flourishes and rich naturalistic details. Rococo-style mantel clocks of Meissen porcelain or porcelain originating from manufacturers in cities such as Limoges, France, during the 18th and 19th centuries, exude an air of imperial elegance on your shelves or side tables and can help give your desk a 19th-century upgrade.

On 1stDibs, find a range of extraordinary antique, new and vintage clocks today.