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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Louis XIV Ormolu-Mounted Brass and Tortoiseshell Boulle Marquetry Stricking Bracket Clock by Le Siamois, Paris"
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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'.
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.
|Height||103.00 cm||(40.55 inches)|
|Width||51.00 cm||(20.08 inches)|