Rare Dutch 18th c. mantel clock - NO RESERVE PRICE - by G. Cornelis - Wood, glass, brass, iron - Louis XVI period 1770-1790

Description
Rare Dutch 18th c. mantel clock - NO RESERVE PRICE - by G. Cornelis - Wood, glass, brass, iron - Louis XVI period 1770-1790
Mechanical - 8 day movement - half hour, one bell

A very rare Dutch 18th century clock dated to c. 1770-1790. Signed G: CORNELIS. Difficult to say which member of this prominent clockmasters family made the clock, most probably Brothers Cornelis.

Wooden case with glasses from all 4 sides, in neo-classicist style, carved decoration of leaves. Front door opening only, clock's movement is supported on intergrated brass and wood base. Signed with engraved name on top part above XII hour.

White dial with black Roman numerals, gilt and engraved brass hands. Two train movement of top technical quality, silk suspension, striking full-, and half hours a bell. Movement had repeating functions considring drilled hole in the side glass and missing elements in the movement.

Movement works, but stops after few minutes. Strikes, but sometimes blocks. In need of clockmaster's overhaul. Minor damages to the case, including crack on right side, shown on pictures. Original pendulum. Winding and door keys missing. Side glasses looks original.

Lot details
Object
Rare Dutch 18th c. mantel clock - NO RESERVE PRICE
Model name
Fully glassed cased table clock
Material
Wood, glass, brass, iron
Clock mechanism
Mechanical
Power Reserve
8 day movement
Striking
half hour, one bell
Maker/ Designer
by G. Cornelis
Style
Louis XVI
Estimated Period
Louis XVI period 1770-1790
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
In working order
No
Weight
2 kg
Height
33.4 cm
Depth
12.1 cm
Width
20.4 cm
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