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French early 18th century Louis XV period wall mounted clock

$66,500

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A spectacular and extremely high quality French early 18th century Louis XV period tortoise shell and ormolu mounted cartel, wall mounted clock. The bracket with exquisite tortoise shell is mounted with a bottom ormolu finial of an owl below four ‘S’ scrolled corners decorated with acanthus leaves and a top head of a roster. The center is with a pierced central reserve below a draped trophy. The clock is raised by sensational ‘S’ scrolled supports with a twisted design and ends with a fish. The large face with all original enameled cartouches with hand painted Roman numerals has a hand blown glass door with an ormolu decoration of two charming children flanked by a parrot on each side. The case is also decorated by a Boulle lattice design of brass inlays. The remarkable top has a seated female maiden and guarded by serpents. All original gilt, movement.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 46 in. (116.84 cm)Width: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 53281stDibs: LU949920997702

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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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