There are several categories of clocks : The dial-case clock called Cartel in French which is fixed to a wall.
The skeleton clock the mechanism of which is visible, the Louis XIV clock called «Pendule Religieuse» in French or bracket clock with a sober design but with cases made of rare types of wood, sometimes inlaid with copper or ivory as well as regulators, which are very precise clocks with short of long cases.
There are also mantle piece clocks, table clocks and also lantern clocks of the 16th and 17th centuries topped with a bell.
«A rare gilt bronze cartel,
Louis XVI period,
dial by Bugnon
(Value : US $ 50,000-70,000)»
«A magnificent gilt bronze clock
by Viger, case by Saint-Germain,
(Value : US $ 30,000-35,000)»
Classical clocks with bronze or wood cases are relatively cheap on the market (Between US $ 800 and 3,000) while Cartel clocks of the 1730-1760 period are in general worth between US $ 3,000 and 30,000.