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Clock “Allegory of painting” gilt bronze FARRET 1840


Materials :
Gilt bronze, Porcelain
Era :
Napoléon III 1852 - 1870 (Second Empire)
Period :
19th Century (XIXe siècle)
Style :
Napoleon III
Origin :
Full overhaul of watch movement, perfect working order.
- Restored to original condition with original appearance.
- Perfect authenticity, without any modifications.
- Original gilding.
- Winding key & pendulum
- Operating instructions, how to start your clock.
- Certificate of authenticity, invoice
- Ringtone on ancient bell, hour and a half-hour
Height :
40 cm
Width :
39 cm
Depth :
15 cm

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Beautiful, interesting and decorative pendulum from the Napoleon III period. Richly chiseled gilt bronze architecture with beautiful gilding and excellent state of conservation. Large sculpture with the figure of an allegory of painting. represented by a young woman painter crowned with flowers, holding a brush and holding her canvas, stylized by a very beautiful porcelain medallion whose frame is in chiseled bronze.

It rests in a natural setting, an antique column, plants, painting utensil and a parchment bearing the inscription “Michelangelo Raphael”

The facade has two alabaster plates distributed at each end of the white enamel dial.

Original mechanism without modification, hour and half hour strike on old bell.

Mechanism plate signed by the watchmaker Farret in Paris, active from 1840, watchmaker listed in the Tardy, dictionary of French watchmakers.

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You have 14 days from receiving your object to make use of this option, please contact us by email at
The return is free of charge: a prepaid shipping label will be sent to you via email.
Upon receipt of your returned item, we will automatically issue you with a refund within 48 hours, either on your credit card or via bank transfer.

Our items mainly stem from the inheritance of objects, preciously looked after over numerous generations. There is a stringent selection process for each object ensuring perfect authenticity and the optimal amount of gilding.

We do not use the term “Restoration”, which implies a significant transformation or major repair that modifies an object’s authenticity or original appearance.
Each object is completely dismantled, then thoroughly cleaned part by part; our cleaning technique restores shine without adversely affecting the gold.
We then put the clock back together, returning all the various parts to their origin location, as well as all the nuts and screws. Subsequently, the item is inspected to ensure it is perfectly even, symmetrical, and smooth, etc.

The clock’s movement undergoes a complete overhaul; it is totally dismantled, cleaned and each individual part is polished. The duration of this procedure affects the shine: we prefer to obtain a brilliant shine, in keeping with the gilding of the object.
To increase the strength and quality of the gears,  we apply a very important procedure, known as bouchonnage, to correct for wear accumulated over years of operation, consisting in the placing cork of stoppers in any pivot holes that have become deformed by wear. After the clock has been completely reassembled, it is tested over a long period of time to ensure that the movement, as well as the hour and half-hour strikes, are operating correctly.

– Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover and Diners Club.
– Bank transfer: You can also send us a copy of the bank transfer order to speed up the processing of your order.

Upon dispatch of your order, you will be sent a parcel tracking number by email.

Delivery anywhere in the world.
– Clocks: 3 days preparation work + 2 days for delivery – Total: 5 business days
– Decorative objects: 1 days preparation work + 2 days for delivery – Total: 3 business days

– Clocks: 3 days preparation work + 3 days for delivery – Total: 6 business days
– Decorative objects: 1 day preparation work + 3 days for delivery – Total: 6 business days

Other countries
– Clocks: 3 days preparation work + 3-8 days for delivery
– Decorative objects: 1 days preparation work + 3-8 days for delivery

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You will receive—by email and a paper version—an explanatory document containing all the necessary instructions and recommendations for operating your clock.
We also provide assistance over the phone to guide you through the start-up procedure.  Of course, we will continue to be available—by both telephone and email—to answer any questions you may have.
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Every purchase comes with a certificate of authenticity and an invoice
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