Rare #skeleton #portico #clock in ormolu #Directoire, period 1795 -1799. Prestigious signature of the great watchmaker Chopin in Paris. Architecture based on a double carved arch animated by a nice radiant wheel-balance. White enamel dial-plate surrounded by a double frame: a blue one decorated with stars, and an openwork bronze one. Top decorated with foliage and swallows, rectangular black marble ornamentation carved frieze and a string of pearls. For sale on #Proantic by Clock Prestige.