Lot 50: FRENCH REGENCE BOULLE INLAID ORMOLU BRACKET CLOCK

A.B. Levy's

April 19, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL, US

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Description: A RŽgence ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry bracket clock
first quarter 18th century,the ormolu dial fitted with white enamel reserves with blue Roman numerals above an allegorical ormolu plaque,the striking movement contained within a rectangular case with domed upper part surmounted by a trumpeting angel,
the corners marked with torsos continuing to floral swags,veneered with panels of Boulle marquetry in brass and red tortoise shell forming foliate scrolls,
the whole outlined with ormolu borders, raised on an associated similarly decorated bracket.
Overall height 4 feet 2 inches by width 21 1/4 inches
(12cm by 54cm)
Condition Report: Dial in good condition , with some cracks and wear to the gold. 1, 2, and 6, with repair ( painted over different color ) Hairline cracks to 5 and 7 Clock moments appear to be complete , and it probably could run. But it is not running now. Case in good condition for the age, all major bronzes are complete. A lot of loose brass and tortoise shell veneers, some section missing , some of crackling and detoriation to the tortoise shells veneer. Usual wear to the gild. Some loose joints age cracks and dryness to the wood. The same for the bracket.
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