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French repeating carriage clock in a bamboo style case for sale. Circa 1885.

A very rare style, French repeating carriage clock with alarum.

Stock No:   14122

The eight day duration movement with it's original silvered and jewelled, Ratchet tooth, side lever platform escapement. Striking the hours and halfs on a coiled gong with repeating-at-will and also having Alarum work.

Behind an unusual 'Apexed' satin gilded mask and two inset white enamel dials. The time dial having blue Roman numerals on a light grey background, within a gilt minute ring and outer Arabic fives and having gilt centre decoration. The lower alarum dial being similar but with blue Arabic hour markings.

Contained in a good and possibly unique, 'Bamboo' (Bambu) style, gilded brass case in the form of a hut with an apex roof. Having six bevelled glass panels with the front and rear door panels conforming to the shape. The solid front-to-back carrying handle being fixed to the top spar which also allows access to the strike repeating button.

Additionally, the clock has its original leather bound, blue velvet and satin lined carrying case of high proportions and good condition also, it's hide or seek front panel. The satin lined lid bearing the retailer's label "W. H. WOOD; JEWELLER; 87 NEW ST(REET) BIRMINGHAM". The case also houses the original double ended winding key.

* Bamboo style French carriage clocks are highly collectable. I have never seen another example of this style before and feel that this clock which is highly original, may be unique.

Dimensions including protrusions:          8 1/2" high x 4 3/4" wide x 3 3/4" deep.

Circa:                                                      1885.

Condition:                                                Excellent and with original box and key.

Price:                                                       £6,250.00.

Investment forecast:                                6  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

Rare Bamboo style French repeating carriage clock for sale. Circa 1885
  • Rare Bamboo style French repeating carriage clock for sale. Circa 1885
  • Rare Bamboo style French repeating carriage clock for sale. Circa 1885
  • Rare Bamboo style French repeating carriage clock for sale. Circa 1885
  • Rare Bamboo style French repeating carriage clock for sale. Circa 1885
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