A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cartel Clock, by Beurdeley.
Signed 'A Beurdeley Fils à Paris'.
The clock having a French eight-day duration spring powered movement, striking on a single bell. The suspension is a normal bimetallic spring with an adjustable brass pendulum driving an anchor escapement. The clock movement and pendulum stamped with the number '4422'. The white enamelled dial with the hours marked in Roman Numerals and seconds in divisions of five in Arabic. The face signed 'A Beurdeley, Fils'.
This type of Cartel clock owes its inspiration to Cartel clocks produced during the Louis XVI period. Similar eighteenth century examples to this model are illustrated in Tardy 'La Pendule Française', p. 309-312.