Rare 19th Century Black Forest’ carved wood three piece clock set, the clock with 6ins carved wood dial to the French eight day two train movement striking on a bell by Marti & Cie, contained in case boldly carved in the form of a rocky outcrop surmounted by two figures of chamois deer and flanked by two further deer, with rustic pattern branches and leaves, and a pair of matching carvings of chamois deer, both on rocky outcrops,
Samuel Marti was one of the prolific French clockmakers of the 1800s and was known to be working circa 1860 at Le Pays de Montbeliard in Paris, making roulant blancs.
Along with Japy Freres and Roux, they set up a business in 1863 to market their clock movements to such firms as L’Epee. Their Paris address was Rue Vieille-du-Temple from 1870.
Height 23 Inches
Width 30 Inches
Depth 10 Inches
Height 18 Inches
Width 16 Inches
Depth 7 Inches