French Tole Wall Clock


19th Century

  • £265.00
  • €309 Euro
  • $367 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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This shape of clock in the mid 19th Century would only have been found in Chateaux and important large houses. The ring at the top was often used with a ribbon to suspend the clock between a pair of long French windows. Often there was a bow at the top of the ribbon. They were called bulls eye clocks (oeil de boeuf), because of their shape and were either classically decorated with a Greek key pattern like this one or with flowers. This clock has obviously been neglected for many years and the movement has rusted away. Nonetheless, we brought it back to life fitting a traditional pair of hands to a quartz mechanism behind the original silvered dial so that it now keeps perfect time running on a AA battery.

Size: 35.5cm Dia x 13cm Deep


19th Century

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Roger Lascelles has spent the past 35 years building a collection of vintage and antique clocks that is second to none.

He maintains a collection of over 500 clocks, ranging from antique longcase clocks to large external turret clock dials, from Bakelite mantel clocks to charming old French Bistro clocks.

Roger frequents antique markets and auction houses at home and abroad. With the help of a small team of skilled craftsmen, he enjoys restoring and reviving clocks that have seen better days to give them back their original charm and character.

He welcomes visitors by appointment to his 4,500 sq ft showroom and workshop in Wandsworth, South West London.

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