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Fine 19th Century Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Inlaid Bombe Long Case Clock


The bombe shaped case is intricately inlaid with boulle and brass marquetry work and enriched with finely chiseled gilt bronze mounts. The case is surmounted by a figure of the archangel. The circular gilt bronze dial is inset with porcelain numerals. The trunk having a glazed central aperture revealing a gilt bronze pendulum in the form of a sunburst centering a classical mask. The clock with ebonized accents and base adorned by numerous finely executed gilt bronze mounts featuring classical scrolls and leaf work.


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
    Ebonized Wood, Boulle, Enameled Porcelain
  • Condition
    Good. Minor surface losses to inlay consistent with age..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 90.5 in. x W 31 in. x D 14.5 in.

    H 229.87 cm x W 78.74 cm x D 36.83 cm

  • Seller location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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