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French Early 18th Century Louis XV Period Wall Mounted Clock



A spectacular and extremely high quality French early 18th century Louis XV period tortoiseshell and ormolu mounted cartel clock. The impressive clock rests on its original wall-mounted bracket with a bottom ormolu finial of an owl below four 'S' scrolled corners decorated with rooster heads amidst acanthus leaves and a pierced central reserve below a draped trophy. The clock is raised by sensational 'S' scrolled ormolu acanthus leaf supports with continued ormolu scrolls above. The original dial with enameled cartouches and hand painted Roman numerals within a hand blown glass door with ormolu trim and decorated with an ormolu mount of children and parrots on each side. All below an ormolu female maiden guarded by serpents. All original gilt and movement.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 46 in. (116.84 cm)Width: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 53281stDibs: LU949922708012

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    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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