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Louis XV Chinoiserie clock

Louis XV ormoulu and painted clock. Two pagodes stand on a Boulle work “carpet” on the top of the rectangular base and hold aloft the clock movement; a three-train quarter strike repeater. The barrel is surmounted with a sitting Chinese figure holding an umbrella. [The base probably originally with Boulle marquetry.]

Ex collection : William and “Babe” Paley.

See: Louis XV: Un Moment de perfection de L’Art Français; 1974, # 442, for a clock with identical, but lacquered figures.

Height (ins.): 18”(46cm)      Length/Width (ins.): 13”(33cm)      Depth (ins.): 8”(20cm)
Origin: France     Period: Regence



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