French Antique 1880 Morbier Clock, Hand Painted Pine Case, Signed Bosco, Tunisia. A classic French provincial tall case clock from the 1880's has a hand painted pine case and is signed by the maker Fco (Franco) Bosco a Tunis. Colonial Tunis, the capital of Tunisia in North Africa, was considered a part of France. Professionally cleaned and oiled, the original "Morbier" design movement is mounted in a traditional tin box, and keeps accurate time for a week on a winding.
This Country French farmhouse clock has a bold gong counting the hour, and repeats again a few minutes later, in case you weren't paying attention, and also sounds the half hour. Deeply embossed brass mounts on the pendulum and around the dial are original as well, polished and lacquered. The enameled dial is hand painted. The rustic case has original folk art painting with minor touchups.
There are restorations and shrinkage separations from age, preserved with clear varnish. Size is 22" wide, 9" deep and 94 tall. This clock needs to be "set up" when delivered - weights and pendulum attached and the case leveled. The process is not very difficult, and it is also nice to know how to do this again whenever the clock needs to be moved for cleaning, painting or whatever. A few customers prefer to hire a local clockmaker at their own expense to make a house-call and set up the clock, which is usually not very expensive, depending on your location.
Please view 23 photos at full screen size for best detail. The Harp Gallery 2495 Northern Rd Appleton, WI 54914. We are only happy with satisfied customers! Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions. The item "French Antique 1880 Morbier Clock, Hand Painted Pine Case, Signed Bosco, Tunisia" is in sale since Wednesday, January 24, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Grandfather". The seller is "harpgallery" and is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.