An antique oak ‘Black Forest’ mantel clockAntiques & Restoration

An antique oak ‘Black Forest’ mantel clock

Price: £1250

Ref: TNE388
Date: 1855

Height: 22¼inches 56.5cm
Width: 15¾inches 40cm
Depth: 6½inches 16.5cm

An oak Black Forest mantel clock with a Japy Freres eight day movement. The top has a finely carved cherub flanked by two urns. The enameled dial with roman numerals is set in a carved case with scrolled and carved buttress to each side. It is raised on a plinth base. The movement is marked with Japy Freres & Cie Grd Med DHonneur. This indicates that Japy Freres was awarded the Grand Medal of Honor, the highest award, at the close of the Paris exposition in 1855.