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French Tortoiseshell Boulle Mantel Clock



French tortoiseshell Boulle clock with ormolu mounts and surmounted by a brass finial. Enamel dial with Roman numerals and original ‘blued’ steel hands signed Klaftenberger, 157 Regent Street, London. Eight day movement numbered 44625 striking the hours and halves on a coiled gong, circa 1890 Aubert & Klaftenberger are listed in Brian Loomes’s book ‘Watchmakers and clockmakers of the world’ as working in both Paris and Henna circa 1830-1840. The partnership also kept a retail premises in Regent Street, London from 1839-1885 and were known for the quality of their clocks listing many of the nineteenth century ‘High Society’ among their clients. They had premises in Paris, London and Geneva.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.25 in. (31.12 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Repaired: the clock movement has been completely stripped down and overhauled and is in full working order. Wear consistent with age and use. very good condition.
  • Seller Location
    Norwich, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: lwrnmdqaasrp1stDibs: LU4037322747792

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Norwich, United Kingdom
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