ANTIQUE MILITARY INSPIRED FRENCH DESK CLOCK
Height: 6½ inches / 16.5 cm
Stock number: RW6994/0121
An antique military inspired French desk clock which we suspect is a regimental item or made for an officer in 19th century France. I have not seen a similar clock before. The clock itself is a very well made and stamped Made in Paris, also stamped R & Co which would indicate that it was retailed by Richard & Co, well known 19th century clock makers in Paris and London. Particularly well known for carriage clocks, the report from our clock and watch repairer was that this was a very good movement in a condition that a service was not required. The face is unmarked enamel with Roman numerals and steel hands. The clock itself is in the form of a drum, supported on either side by a rifle and sabre, joined at the top with a gilded laurel wreath from which hangs a bugle.