Louis XIV boulle marquetry cartel mantel clock with matching shelf bracket.

This is a Louis XIV style boulle marquetry clock and matching wall bracket. It is French made circa 1900. The case is designed in a classic French form. The case is constructed in wood and the visible surfaces have been covered with a brown color shell veneer in the style of tortoise shell. In addition, decorative base patterns are inlaid into the surfaces. The workmanship is quite good. The moldings and the forward edges are decorated with applied ormolu accents. These also form the feet and finials. The colorful porcelain dial features black Arabic five minute markers positioned along the outside of the time ring. The hours are indicated in a Roman form and are blue in color. The time is read by embossed brass hands. This dial is protected by a convex piece of glass which is mounted in a brass bezel. The French made movement features circular plates. The backplate has the following stampings: “1895” & “4-1”.

This clock, by itself, is approximately 12 inches in height, 6 inches in width and 3 ¾ inches deep. The wall bracket is approximately 7 inches in height, 7 inches in width and 4 inches deep. When this clock is mounted on the base, it is 19 inches in length over all. It is inventory number 217033.


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