18 March 2005
A RESTAURATION ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, THE FIGURE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ASSOCIATED
The circular enamel dial with Roman chapters signed Delahoussaye H.er à Paris, with blued steel hands, the twin barrel movement with anchor escapement with silk-suspended pendulum, countwheel strike on a bell, within a rectangular case mounted with a pair of books now inscribed Bon Homme Richard and an associated figure of Benjamin Franklin, the movement numbered 'PD1005'
14 ½ in. high, 11 ¾ in. wide
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Delahoussaye is recorded on the rue Saint-Denis, Paris, in 1830.
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