Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Mahogany, Kingwood, Ebony and Sycamore Regulateur de Parquet, after the Model by Jean-Henri Riesener, c.1860
the cloud form case with three putti suspending garlands around white enamel dial signed Jacques Almar supported on a spreading socle applied with ribbon-hung garlands, above a rectangular tapering panelled pedestal surmounted by an Apollo mask above a hinged trunk door centred by a floral urn, with lozenge parquetry sides, on lion-paw feet, on a shaped plinth centred by a wreath and raised on toupie feet, 14 day countwheel deadbeat movement striking on bell
height 88.5" — 224.8 cm.
movement stamped with Vincenti & Cie (1855) pastille and with bronziers mark E. Kahn, France
later dial and bezel