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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 95

French Picture Clock, Maison Wurtel, Paris

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

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French picture clock framed painting, interior with the label of Maison Wurtel, Paris. The painting depicts a village scene beside a river, with figures traversing a stone bridge to and from the village with ducks swimming in the river foreground, with trees, other structures, and mountains in the background. The clock tower is fitted with a white enamel Roman dial marked "MON. WURTEL A PARIS"; the Maison Wurtel manufacturer's paper label lower right interior of the frame. Works consist of a two-train spring-driven 8-day movement and are numbered 2305 92, with four striker coils.  All are housed in a giltwood frame with foliate carved corners and a deep box hinged along the top edge and opening to reveal the movement. Sight: 20 7/8" H x 24 3/4" W. Framed: 28 1/4" H x 32 1/2" W. 19th century.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Sarah Gaunt, Signal Mountain, TN. 


Painting in overall very good condition. Frame with old repairs and later repaint. Works not tested but appear to be fully functional. There is no evidence that the works included a musical mechanism other than normal striking tones.

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The estate of Sarah Gaunt, Signal Mountain, TN.