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French Boulle Ormolu Tortoiseshell Clock


Stock No.15753

A fine 19th century French boulle red tortoiseshell mantel clock with brass boulle inlay in the Rococo style. The ormolu case mounts are surmounted by an urn finial and the ormolu dial is mounted with enamel numerals and blued steel hands. The movement is a two trained striking movement and is stamped A&N.
French, late 19th century.

Boulle work is an inlay process that was developed by the French Cabinet maker to the crown, André Charles Boulle (1642-1732). It involves veneering objects with tortoiseshell and inlaying this surface with gilt brass, brass or pewter in elaborate designs.

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Listed Price: £POA

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