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A Louis XIV period pendule religieuse clock  attributed to Andre-Charles Boulle
Louis XIV red tortoiseshell pendule religieuse with Boulle pewter marquetry and movement signed Gaudron AParis attributed to the Boulle workshop. The arched top, with flanking ormoulu vases has a Boulle panel composed of scrolls above the arched glazed opening for the clock dial that is supported by a seated profile figure of Father Time. The clock dial is flanked by capital-headed pilasters decorated with a ribbon tied acanthus bands. The sides are decorated with red tortoiseshell panels framing glass in arched openings.

Exhibited: French Clocks in North American Collections: The Frick Collection; November 2, 1982 January 30, 1983. Number 28

Height (ins.): 22 (55.9 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 12.5 (31.8 cm)      Depth (ins.): 5.5 (14 cm.)
Origin: French, late 17th century     Period: Louis XIV



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