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The clock has a cream enamel dial, gong-striking movement in a waisted case. The whole is inlaid with boullework and applied with scrolled mounts. The movement is also stamped by A.D. Mougin along with the well known star and is marked "Duex Medailles".
It keeps really good time and is delightful to look at.
You are viewing this item in its excellent original untouched condition. It will be restored before delivery and this is included in the price.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 37 x Width 17 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 14.6 x Width 6.7 x Depth 4.3
André-Charles Boulle(1642 – 1732), was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry. His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to a fashion of inlaying known as Boulle (or in 19th-century Britain, Buhl work).
Boulle appears to have been originally a painter, since the first payment to him by the crown of which there is any record (1669) specifies ouvrages de peinture. He was employed for many years at Versailles, where the mirrored walls, the floors of wood mosaic, the inlaid paneling and the marquetery furniture in the Cabinet du Dauphin were regarded as his most remarkable work. These rooms were long since dismantled and their contents dispersed, but Boulle's drawings for the work are in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
His royal commissions were numerous, as we learn both from the Comptes des B timents du Roi and from the correspondence of Louvois. Not only the most magnificent of French monarchs, but foreign princes and the great nobles and financiers of his own country crowded to him with commissions, and the mot of the abbé de Marolles, Boulle y lourne en ovale, has become a stock quotation in the literature of French cabinetmaking.
AD Mougin was a famous clock maker in Paris from the mid eighteenth century forward. He shop €‹was located at Rue de Turenne 75 Paris in 1870. Mougin was one of the best clock makers of the period and possessed two gold medals from the Paris exhibitions. The Duex Medailles and star are Mougin's trademarks that symbolize two medals he won from exhibitions during his career prior to 1900.
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