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French 18th Century Louis XV Period Boulle Cartel Clock

$39,500

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A large and important French 18th century Louis XV period Boulle cartel clock, signed Le Faucheur, A Paris. The clock has the original tortoiseshell with brass inlay and ormolu mounts. Raised by a fanciful base with front maiden ormolu mounts and bottom scrolled acanthus leaf designed finial. The large case with S-scrolled ormolu supports and joined by an ormolu frieze with a central cabochon. The large signed enamel face is within a richly decorated glass and ormolu door. Above is the bonnet encasing the original bells with a top ormolu cherub feeding his animal. With an intricate foliate scrolled inlaid design of tortoiseshell and brass throughout. The movement was made by Alexander Lefaucheur (d. after 1772), who is known to have made very fine and complicated movements housed in high quality cases. Born at Evreux he was received as a maître in October 1729. In March 1745 he was appointed Valet de Chambre-Horloger Ordinaire du Roi to Louis XV and was one of the few to hold that position and also to have a shop during the king's reign. In 1749 he was appointed Gouverneur du Grand Horloge du Palais. His work can be seen at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, the Walters Art Gallery Baltimore, the Patrimonio Nacional Spain, the Musèe Historique at Orlèans and the Musèe National des Techniques in Paris.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 45 in. (114.3 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 42421stDibs: LU949920982632

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    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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