A Louis XIV Ormolu-Mounted Brass and Tortoiseshell Boulle Marquetry Stricking Bracket Clock by  Le Siamois, Paris

A Louis XIV Ormolu-Mounted Brass and Tortoiseshell Boulle Marquetry Stricking Bracket Clock by  Le Siamois, Paris

c. 1720 France

Offered by Frank Partridge

£45,000 gbp
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"Case: inlaid overall in première partie with foliate scrolls and Bérainesque scenes, with herald finial;
the front with relief cast figure in a chariot; the contre-partie bracket with bearded masks to the angles
and terminating in a foliate mount; the hood with very faint trace of stamp: 'P...'
Dial: Foliate cast ormolu with white enamel chapters and blued steel hands.
Movement: rectangular plates joined by five vase-shaped pillars, twin barrels, now with anchor
escapement, unpierced calibrated countwheel, with strike on bell above, signed 'Le Siamois Paris'.
Boulle is a traditional marquetry technique, named after a cabinetmaker for King
Louis XIV of France. Boulle work consists of two contrasting materials, laid one on
top of the other, from which a design is cut out and then interchanged.
Etienne (called Thomas) Le Siamois (1674-1732) is recorded in rue de Harlay 'Au
Griffon D'Or' in 1701 and rue Dauphine 1704-1732.
Dimensions
Height 103.00 cm (40.55 inches)
Width 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Medium
Ormolu-Mounted Brass and Tortoiseshell Boulle Marquetry Stricking Bracket Clock
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