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Napoleon III Onyx and Marble Longcase Clock

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The case of this striking longcase, or grandfather, clock is crafted of solid onyx and marble

Key Features

  • This captivating Napoleon III longcase clock boasts luxurious materials and monumental size
  • The entire case is crafted of Algerian onyx and rouge marble enveloped in gilt bronze accents
  • Such a unique timepiece would have almost certainly been specially commissioned
  • This clock measures over nine feet high, while the typical longcase is between six an eight feet
  • The mechanism is an eight-day striking movement
  • Fine gilt bronze face and porcelain Roman numerals indicate the time
  • Circa 1880; 26 wide x 16 deep x 110 high

Item Details

  • Width:
    26" Inches
  • Height:
    110" Inches
  • Depth:
    16" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
As much of a sculptural work of art as a majestic timepiece, this monumentally-sized Napoleon III longcase clock is crafted of exquisite Algerian onyx and rouge marble. Based upon the luxurious materials and stunning size, this timepiece was almost certainly created by special commission. The clock is much larger than the typical longcase and stands at just over nine feet high, with the typical height being between six and eight feet. The mechanism is a desirable eight-day striking movement, and the time is indicated on a fine gilt bronze face inset with porcelain Roman numerals. Exceptional gilt bronze mounts envelope the entire timepiece, with a golden figure of Father Time serving as the finial. 

Circa 1880

26" wide x 16" deep x 110" high

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