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Antique carriage clock made in France in the 1890's


Carriage clocks not only of course tell the time, but are also so aesthetically pleasing to admire with their glass panel sides, such as can be seen here in this antique carriage clock made in France in the 1890's.

Measuring 11cm tall (14.5cm with the handle up) by 8cm wide by 6.5cm deep, this carriage clock would look elegant on any mantle shelf, desk or bedside table.

Not only has the movement been completely restored and comes with our twelve month warranty, but the case has also been completely restored, polished and lacquered to retain its lovely high polish for many years to come.

With the white dial being all original and having numerals instead of Roman numerals, this is a very elegant and handsome antique carriage clock that is in wonderful condition.


Stock# W1008

Circa: 1890


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Antique carriage clock made in France in the 1890's

A brief history on carriage clocks:
Carriage clocks are also known as “Officer’s clocks” and was developed in France in the early 19th century by the famous and arguably the most important and influential clock maker, Abraham-Louis Breguet. Story has it that they were originally designed for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812, and what makes carriage clocks different to other clocks especially at that time, is that they held a spring driven movement within its casing allowing them to be easily transported. The robust nature of the design gave carriage clocks a new level of practicality, as they were portable all the while keeping their accuracy.

Carriage clocks often have decorative handles and either porcelain, enamel or glass panels, and when glass allows viewing of the movements within.
The handles were not just there for aesthetics, as they were an important feature of the clock, making them suitable for transporting around outside the house.
Often fitted in brass cases which once restored brings them back to their former glory, the glass often had beveled edges giving it a further attractive look and style to it.

The carriage clock was designed specifically to meet the need for a more portable and durable clock, which wouldn’t be damaged while being moved and taken quite literally in carriages that were rolling over cobblestone roads. These clock were built to last and have stood the test of time, with many examples still remaining in wonderful condition today.

Just as popular today as when they were made, carriage clocks have that unique ability over other antique clocks of being able to fit into any room thanks to a style and design that doesn’t give it a dated look or feel to it.

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