A Louis XV Period French Boulle Marquetry Cartel Clock


c.1745, France

An exquisite Louis XV Period French Boulle Marquetry Cartel Clock with dial and movement signed by Hénard à Paris.

The waisted case of Violin form, with tortoise shell and fine foliate brass inlay, surmounted by a figure of Hebe and the eagle of Zeus. The door with the Shepard Daphnis ascending and holding a key, embellishments with bronze foliate ormolu and C-scrolled mounts to the sides, and bracket, on scrolled foliate feet.

The circular ormolu dial, with individual white enamel Roman cartouche chapters and Arabic 5 min chapters, original cut steel hands, signed ‘ HENARD A PARIS’ on the centre enamel plaque, the movement with rectangular plates joined by vase shaped back-pinned pillars, with twin barrel and verge escapement with silk suspension, with calibrated count wheels and strike on bell above, the back plate signed ‘HENARD A PARIS’, winding key.


H 97cm x W 36cm x D 19cm


Sold As Is. In Good Condition. Wear consistent with age and use