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Austrian Empire Style Mantel Clock With Automation

This remarkable early 19th-century mantel clock is a wonderful example of mechanical ingenuity. In a charming feat of engineering the clock features an exceptional Cupid automation in the dial. At the stroke of each  hour and half-hour, the god of love comes to life, diligently operating a treadle foot pedal drive to sharpen his arrows. Housed in an elegant walnut case, the clock features a beautiful architectural design held up by a decorative temple of the wind alabaster columns. Cast brass garlands add graceful touches to the case showcasing the Neoclassical influence notable in Empire-style design. A wonderful brass dial displays the time one an distinctive porcelain chapter ring with Arabic numerals.

Powering the clock is a 2-train 60-hour movement that strikes the hour and half-hour on a tuned gong.

This remarkable clock bears a full restoration and a one-year warranty.

18″ High x 11.25″ Wide x 4.75″ Deep

Circa 1840

SKU: EDEL 15 P $1,750 Inquire
If you would like to purchase this item or learn more about it, please click on the Inquire link above or phone the Renaissance Showroom at 805-688-1976, open seven days a week from 10 to 6.
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  • Austrian
  • Empire Style Mantle Clock
  • Cupid Automation In Dial
  • 2-Train 60-Hour Movment
  • Hour And Half-Hour Gong Strike
  • 18″ High x 11.25″ Wide x 4.75″ Deep
  • Fully Restored, One-Year Warranty
  • Circa 1840