Antique Carriage Clocks

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At Howard Walwyn, we specialise not only in the best English antique clocks, but also have a number of intriguing carriage clocks, most of which are French . The earliest French carriage clocks were known as ‘pendules d’officiers’ (officer’s clocks), an early prototype supposedly being designed for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812. Gilt carriage clocks continued to be made on a large scale in France up until the early twentieth century. Designed for travelling, the carriage clock usually had a decorative handle and the case for the movement was constructed from gilded brass and set behind glass panels. Rarer and more prestigious pieces had porcelain or enamel panels instead. Howard Walwyn stocks a small selection of fine French carriage clocks, which would add a touch of Gallic style and sophistication to any room.

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