This French comptoise (the District where it was produced) "Baker's Clock" is in very good condition overall, with no age cracks as are so often found in this type of clock case. The frame features deep grooves in-painted black and a lovely brown mottled design on the higher ridges. The original door glass covers a painted dial. The hands are also original to the clock. The eight-day movement strikes the hours on a coil gong and once every half-hour as well. As with most French wall clocks, this one runs well without stopping providing it is hanging correctly on the wall. They demand proper positioning so that the "tick" is even. The dial is held in place by three long "hat-pin" like screws which are typical for this type clock. There were four pins originally. But the remaining three retain the dial quite securely. The pendulum "bob" is not original to the clock. To access the dial for winding and setting the hands, the entire door frame lifts up (see photograph). These graceful wall clocks are becoming a very popular decorator's item and are now frequently seen in home decorating magazines. Priced as low as we saw them several years ago.