Ormolu 2nd Empire Era? Mantel Clock Deniere & Cailleaux Paris France 1850s
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Ormolu 2nd Empire Era? Mantel Clock Deniere & Cailleaux Paris France 1850s:
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May have been made around early to mid 2nd Empire (1848-1852). Possibly a few years earlier. Please do your research as my information may not be 100% accurate.
Louis XVI /Rococo Style Mantle clock.
Deniere & (CAILLEAUX see update below) clock marked Deniere Paris.
Based on my own non-clock collector research, found that due to the mechanism that holds the pendulum appears to have been invented in 1840 and used in clocks dated to approximately 1850, we assume the clock to be made between 1840 and 1850. Note that Deniere were the makers of the ormolu/gold gilt case that holds the clocks which are made by various makers. Deniere, though their name is on the movement, they did not manufacture the movement. (this was realized when another name was revealed under the bell, which was removed in order to install the pendulum. The maker of the clock was also researched with very little info found, (I have forgotten the name at this moment, information seems very elusive) however what I did find was the maker was based in the heart of France, I believe on the oldest street in Paris and was kept busy by the rich and the Royals in the immediate area. Nonetheless... this clock has been imported from France at some point for the very rich at about the time of the American Industrial Revolution, signifying high status. This isn't grandma's mantle clock, made originally for the Royal's and the courts or government buildings. There is a Deniere clock in the White House's Blue room according to the Wik. My wife says it reminds her of a click seen on Days If Our Lives, the daytime soap.
I have not tested this clock as I do not have the proper keys. I did, as previously mentioned figure out how to install the pendulum and tilted the clock to see if it had been left wound up but it unfortunately was not. (I also read that these clocks do need regular service at times and is quite common. I saw one that was somewhat similar but dated to about 30 years newer available for $35,000 and it was "non-working". I have been looking for a key but have thus far failed to conjure one up...actually there are two different keys. One for winding and another for an adjustment. (A much smaller key, see above the hour 12.)
height is about 18.25 x about 14 wide x about 8 inches in depth.
I will pack so the clock will have a safe and comfortable journey but of course will be fully insured.
*****Update! With more pictures. Note the name of the maker is CAILLEAUX! Apparently Cailleaux shows up working in 1842, this and from again what I learned was the type of mechanism that holds thependulumwas used from about the early 1840's until 1850, thus, I think it's safe to assume this clock was made between 1842 and 1850. So far, the examples I've seen with Deniere printed on the face are said to be post 1850. (mostly 1880's), I did find one other Cailleaux dated also from 1842. This posting states the maker resided at RUE Du TEMPLE Paris and was active from 1842 - 1870.