A fine and imposing Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock Corniquet à Chaillot
Lot 29W
A fine and imposing Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock Corniquet à Chaillot
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 32,007) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and imposing Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock Corniquet à Chaillot A fine and imposing Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock Corniquet à Chaillot
A fine and imposing Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock
Corniquet à Chaillot
The oval section urn surmounted by a floral bouquet cast in the round, over oak leaf moulding and gadrooned shoulder, flanked by large goat mask mounted volute handles supporting ribbon tied laurel festoons, over the acanthus moulded fluted socle, raised on the stepped, foliate moulded rectangular base on toupie feet, the signed 6.25 inch enamel Roman and Arabic dial with pierced gilt hands, indistinctly signed to the lower edge, the twin train drum movement with shaped lower edges to the plates, outside countwheel strike on a bell, anchor escapement and later Brocot suspension. 76cm (30in)

Footnotes

  • Philippe-Jacques Corniquet became a master clockmaker on August 3rd 1785. In 1789 he is recorderd as residing at the entrance to the suburb of St. Honore, near number 16, Rue de la Madeleine (List of watchmakers in the city and suburbs of Paris for the year 1789 Doucet Library, Paris, cited by P.Brateau, archives, C.N.A.M (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, or National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts)). In 1806 and 1812 he is listed as a clockmaker with a shop in 92 Rue du Faubourg St-Honore (Brateau Archives, C.N.A.M).
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