Here is a good-looking antique French brass carriage clock with a rear key wound time and strike movement with platform escapement. As you probably know, this form is a late 19th Century reproduction of a 17th Century English Lantern clock, which was the first practical working clock introduced for home use. That said, this is still an antique clock in a pretty rare form, made from solid brass. It measures 11 1/2" high to the top of its finial with a 4 1/2" dial. The depth is 4". It has a top bell strike rung by a single hammer just like the original lantern clocks had. The back of the movement is impressed 'France' along with the number 7818, which I assume is either a serial number or a movement number. The clock weighs a little unber 6 lbs. unboxed. Note that the entire clock is pinned together, except for the threaded main columns.

The time portion of this clock is working fine, and it seems to be keeping reasonably good time, but the chime bell part is not currently working because the mainspring for the strike train appears to need replacement. It will wind and The case is in very good overall condition with no damage or noteworthy issues that I can find.

A beautiful and somewhat rare antique lantern clock.

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