A good friend of mine called last week. while catching up, he mentioned that his family was going to move back to France this coming summer. since he knew that my wife and I were into clocks and antiques, he asked if we had any interest in checking out a few items at his mother's house. apparently, she is moving too and will be paring down her collection. well...he is my friend and only lives about 15 minutes away so I said sure, why not? my expectations were REALLY low. I figured she probably had a couple nice pieces here and there, but basically my wife and I assumed it would be a good opportunity to hang out with my buddy but otherwise a waste of time. um....I was very wrong..... Her husband had collected perhaps 25 to 30 very nice French clocks. Every room in the house had between 2 to 6 clocks. there were a few outliers. none of them were running, but I would assume most were in working condition. I only took a couple pics with my cell of the models that I seems to fancy in one way or another. the first one below was my favorite of the bunch. sweep second hand? sorry. this one is really bad turns out, this is a time only pinwheel regulator. it appears to be really early. note there are no heavy brass plates in the bird cage. this was another interesting grandfather. I thought the bird cage table clock in this cabinet was really odd, but after looking at it a minute, I have come to the conclusion it is an obvious marriage. I really like the cabinet tho.... most examples in the collection are table clocks of this type.