26 juin 2009

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th c.

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th century Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : Royal Clocks, Cedric Jagger, P.124-125French Clocks The World Over, Tardy, Vol. I, P.154 NOTE : The design of the case of this clock is generally attributed to André-Charles Boulle, (1642-1732), who was appointed cabinet maker to Louis XIV in 1672, (see fig.1.). Referred to by Tardy as a 'helmet' clock, it is also known as a... [Lire la suite]
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