Longcase clock, Balthazar Lieutaud, c. 1760 - c. 1765

Longcase clock, Balthazar Lieutaud, c. 1760 - c. 1765

gilding, h 242.5cm × w 62.0cm × d 32.0cm More details

Because of its long pendulum, the movement of a longcase clock can be extremely precise. Longcase clocks were thus used to ‘regulate’ other clocks and timepieces. The French word for a longcase clock is régulateur (regulator). The gilt-bronze figure of a man with a scythe and an hourglass surmounting this clock represents Father Time.

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