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A Louis XV Style Long Case Clock of Violonée Form

Dimensions: H: 91 in / 230 cm  |  W: 25 in / 64 cm  |  D: 11.5 in / 29 cm

Description

Constructed in kingwood and bois violette, with gilt bronze accents; standing on a rectangular plinth, the swept feet support the shaped violin form case, with a glass inspection window; the circular brass dial has porcelain hour markers, and the minutes are engraved on the chapter ring, which includes a stylised representation of the sun; movement of eight day duration, the hours striking on a bell; surmounted by a rocaille form scroll.
French, Circa 1880

REF No. 8756

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