Superb quality French corniche cased striking carriage clock by Richard et Cie c1880. Elegantly proportioned brass case with cast handle. Bevelled panels and oval top window displaying its jewelled lever platform escapement. Black roman numerals and minute ring on a white enamelled face with blued steel hands. A twin barrel 8-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a coiled gong. Backplate stamped with the Richard et Cie trademark (bottom left). Supplied with antique double-ended brass key. Height is 12.5 cm excluding handle (16.5 cm with handle), width is 8.5 cm and depth 7.5 cm. Excellent time-keeper. A fabulous example.
Fully cleaned and serviced but retaining its antique brass patina. The clock's movement is covered by our 12 month warranty in the UK.
Richard et Cie was founded in Paris in 1848 (as Lemaitre & Bergnann), adding a London branch at 24 Cannon Street in 1867 which traded as Richard & Co. They advertised as offering “French cl