Paul Garnier (1801-1869) is considered by many to be the founder of the mass-produced carriage clock industry.
He apprenticed under the great Antide Janvier (1751-1835) and set up his own business in Rue Taitbout in 1825.
In the Paris 1838 Exhibition he exhibited a table regulator similar to the present example, an engraving of which was published in the exhibition brochure and reproduced again by Charles Allix Esq, Paul Garnier Revisited, Antiquarian Horology, Spring, 1993, p. 418, fig. 8. In the same article is also illustrated a very similar pendulum to the example in the present lot; described as patented in 1819 by Franz Joseph Mahler (1795-1845).