Item # LFA191
French Empire period longcase clock with 8-day comtoise movement. Circa early 1800s. Cherrywood case. Handsome longcase clock features a boldly arched chapeau de gendarme cornice with arched glazed door housing an enameled dial with Roman numerals and stamped brass hands indicating the hours and minutes as well as the days of the month. The clock maker's name of Lorée and the town where it was made, Montfort-sur-Meu, a commune in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany are on the clock face. Pediment fronton of thin repousse depicts a traditional Breton scène de vendanges (gathering of the grapes). The lower case features a fougère (fern) patterned door flanked by columns with gilt-bronze capitals. Each column ending in gilt-bronze mounts above half-bun feet. All clocks are in working condition.
h - 96"
w - 21"
d - 14"
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