Crowned with a miniature bald eagle figurine, the bronze doré clock atop the master bedroom’s mantelpiece is subtly Federal in style, but absolutely French in origin. Antique timepiece dealer Alexander Horn
found the early-19th-century piece in Paris, at the Porte de Clignancourt, the famed marché aux puces. (That’s flea market to you.) Horn makes regular visits across the pond to scour auctions, estate sales, conventions and all manner of open-air markets for worthy timekeepers — stately grandfather (and grandmother) clocks, mantel clocks, wall clocks and, in one case, an incredibly rare acorn clock. Once safe and stateside, these ticking treasures are lovingly installed in his impeccably kept showroom. Got a precious timepiece of your own? Horn is also an expert repairman. If he restored and upgraded the clocks at Germantown Cricket and 30th Street Station, he certainly can handle yours.