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Mantel Regulator by Paul Garnier - Details:
large French striking regulator with equation of time
by Paul Garnier, Paris. The finely finished two train
movement with bell strike, dead beat escapement, sweep
center seconds, phases of the moon, date and month
calendar, and equation of time.
The Harrison gridiron temperature compensating pendulum
houses a thermometer in the center of the pendulum
bob. The back plate of the movement is signed "Paul
Garnier H'ger (Horologer) Mecanicien a Paris".
multiple signed porcelain dials are in excellent original
condition. The main dial is surrounded by the signs
of the Zodiac drawn on parchment inside 12 brass windows
with the months engraved around the dial perimeter.
The lunar dial is in the center with phases of the moon
indicated by a rotating moon above a cloud scene.
solar time difference is indicated on the dial located
just below the 6 o’clock with the date and month indicated
in a surrounding dial. The ormolu and the engraving
are in excellent condition as are the Zodiac drawings.
The well proportioned case done in Honduran mahogany
finished with ebony accents and dental moldings beneath
the crown. The dial and movement being accessed by
removing the top and then sliding the front and rear
glass panels upward.
25” High, 13” wide, 10” deep.
Paul Garnier (1834-1916), son of the famous
Jean-Paul Garnier (1801-1869) was a gifted Paris watchmaker.
He left behind one of the most important collections
of clocks and pocket watches, which are still in the