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Clock, France, 19th C., after Charles Cressent 'France, 1685-1768'



Clock. Palo santo, rosewood, golden bronze. France, 19th century, modeled after Charles Cressent (France, 1685-1768). Wooden box grandfather clock in which palo santo, rosewood and others are combined, enhanced with a series of gilt bronze appliques, which combine with the curved and counter-curved profiles of the piece. Both the decorative elements and those decorations respond to models of the French Rococo of the 18th century. This piece is inspired by the regulating clock of the royal collections of England found in Buckingham Palace and was made by Charles Cressent, a master cabinetmaker considered one of the main exponents of French Rococo, although he made pieces in the Regency Style already beginnings of the "style rocaille". Master sculptor since 1719, he worked as a cabinetmaker and sculptor for the Regent Philip II Duke of Orléans, and is well known and appreciated for his clocks, chests of drawers, andirons (J. Paul Getty Museum), etc." · Size: 81 x 40 x 232,5 cm.


  • Similar to
    Charles Cressent (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 91.54 in. (232.5 cm)Width: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Depth: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZE2981stDibs: LU2951323851782

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: MADRID, Spain
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