A MONUMENTAL FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK
LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE CASE POSSIBLY GERMAN
CASE: The drum-shaped upper section surmounted by a laurel crest and musical trophy, with a scallop shell and foliate-cast surround, the sides each with a grille door of pierced foliate design, the waisted middle section headed by a foliate-cast scrolled bracket to each corner, supporting a foliate festoon above a ribbon-tied floral musical trophy within a foliate-cast surround, on rectangular base with panelled sides hung with foliate swags on scroll feet DIAL: white enamel segmented dial with Roman and Arabic chapters, with blued steel hands, signed Simiand A Paris MOVEMENT: twin-train movement with anchor escapement and countwheel strike
119¾ in. (306 cm.) high; 33½ in. (85 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep
Christie's, London, 27 February 1997, lot 195.