Slate Mantel Clock by Santiago James Moore French
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Slate Mantel Clock by Santiago James Moore French

 

England
19th Century
Maker: French
Belgian Calcite
Cm 40 high x 30 wide x 13 deep

A 19th century black marble library / mantel clock with marks by Irish clockmaker James Moore French (sometimes known as "Santiago") French was an active member of the royally sanctioned "Clockmakers Company" organization, and created timepieces for royalty and aristocracy of the early 19th century. In the 1820s he diversified into marine chronometers, one of which was used on Charles Darwin's famous voyages on the ship Beagle.

The simple, understated look of this clock is interesting for its time, when prevailing taste was for more traditional bracket-style wooden cased clocks or those with more decorative flourishes. Identified as "black slate" (or marble), this type of clock was actually carved from Belgian Calcite, a stone slightly more porous and easier to work than marble.
The movement is functioning, and previous to shipping will be professionally cleaned and adjusted to ensure accuracy.

 

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