The French Marble Clock: A Guide for Buyers, Collectors and Restorers with Hints on Dating and a List of Makers

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The French Marble Clock is the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector. The opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with new information about their origins and makers. The author then takes a detailed look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantle clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sound and sensible advice is given about examining, dating, and buying, together with a clear explanation of the function of parts of the movement. This is essential reading for those wishing to restore timepieces or clocks with striking movements. The chapters on restoration and clock case styles are all clearly illustrated.

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Nicolas M. Thorpe was introduced to antiques as a schoolboy. In later years, unhappy about the lack of published information available, he decided to write a book that would provide both the specialist and collector with a definitive book on the subject.

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Book Description The Crowood Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The French Marble Clock is the definitive book on the subject, written by Nicolas M. Thorpe who is an enthusiastic collector. Years of research coupled with many visits to France and Belgium have made him a leading authority on these magnificent timepieces. The book s opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with new information about its origins and makers. Photographs of factories, now demolished, are set alongside material from French archives. To many collectors the most valued part of the book will be the practical chapters. These take a detailed look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantel clocks from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sound and sensible advice is given about examining, dating and buying, together with a clear explanation of the function of parts of the movement. Seller Inventory # AA99780719802300

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