Mantel and Table Clocks

Table clock with musical movement

    Table clock with musical movement

    england, London

    Circa 1815

    Barraud, Paul Philipp

    Metal (gilded bronze), wood, fabric (silk); silvering

    Height 66 cm; dial diameter 20.3 cm


    The clock case is made of wood, painted black. Mounted on the golden color stand. Four gilded balls are the feet. The facade is made as a door with a semicircular top, with glass and a keyhole. Both sides of the door are ornated with semi-columns with metal gilded lining. Two carved handles for carrying are on the sides. The clock is decorated with carved metal bars, covered with light pink silk cloth from the inner side. The upper part of case is completed with metal gilded spherical decorations. The dial with Roman black numerals, three keyholes for the movement winding and inscription "Barrauds, Cornhill, London". Two additional switches are above the main dial.

    One switch with the inscription Chime / Silent for switching on and off hours’ chiming is on the left. The other one is for the tunes selection (04 Psalm, March in blue beard, Copenhagen Waltz, Faint wearily, Roast beef, Bath Waltz, God save the king).

    The clock plays seven tunes; the chime mechanism with ten bells.