An impressive late 19th century French gilt bronze mounted scarlet tortoiseshell and brass inlaid 'Boulle' style bracket clockin the Régence style

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Lot 334Y
An impressive late 19th century French gilt bronze mounted scarlet tortoiseshell and brass inlaid 'Boulle' style bracket clock
in the Régence style

Sold for £ 5,625 (US$ 7,632) inc. premium

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20 Aug 2013, 12:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

An impressive late 19th century French gilt bronze mounted scarlet tortoiseshell and brass inlaid 'Boulle' style bracket clock
in the Régence style
the rectangular arched case with arched caddy top centred by female maskhead and surmounted by a figure of Cronos, the corners with flambeau urn finials, the arched glazed hinged front flanked by caryatids and applied with a relief cast plaque of classical god seated in a chariot, on recumbent horse supports raised on a shaped platform base with faux fringed apron, on moulded square peg feet, the 7¼ inch brass dial with separate enamel Roman numerals, the brass twin drum movement with outside countwheel striking on gong, with later brass pendulum and door key, 97cm high

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  • Please note this is faux-tortoiseshell and not tortoiseshell as stated in the catalogue
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