|Antique French Romantic period ormolu cased clock on a music box base and a glass dome. A well dressed woman stands to the right of the clock case, which is draped to resemble a ladies dressing table, trying on earings as she stands before a mirror with jewellery box overflowing, and a jug and bowl, symbolizing the allegory of vanity.
The base is decorated with a freize of Gothic arches and the feet are also decorated in gothic style.
Two tune pull wind musical movement to base numbered
The mother of pearl plaque signed in script "Changer" and "Jouer"
The silvered bronze dial, with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, is front key wind. Although a French clock the movement was replaced, probably shortly after it was sold in England with a fine early 19th century fusee watch movement signed Vulliamy London, and numbered x n s.
With original glass dome. Measurements with dome Height 39 and a half cm, Length is 27cm and depth is 16cm.
Without dome Height is 28cm, Length 21cm and depth is 10cm
France circa 1830 to 1835