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A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry bracket clock

mid 18th century, stamped Ant. Foullet JME

Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT
288
A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry bracket clock

mid 18th century, stamped Ant. Foullet JME

Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry bracket clock

mid 18th century, stamped Ant. Foullet JME

the ormolu dial with white enamel reserves for hours and minutes, signed on the dial Herbault à Paris, and on the backplate Herbault à Paris, No. 171, the cartouche shaped case surmounted by a figure of Eros, fitted all around with ormolu mounts cast with flower-heads and foliage, veneered in contre-partie Boulle marquetry in brass, tortoiseshell and stained horn; raised on a tapered bracket. Some mounts associated.
Antoine Foullet, maître in 1749
Louis-François Herbault, juré in 1761, is recorded as working Quai Pelletier 1744 to 1748, rue de Grenelle St-Honoré, 1759-1789.
height 55 1/4 in.; width 19 1/4 in.
140 cm; 49 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Countess Annesley, sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, March 17-18, 1978, lot 210

Catalogue Note

Antoine Foullet (d.1775) was the father of the highly regarded ébéniste Pierre-Antoine Foullet.   From his workshop on rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine he produced not only clock cases, but also case furniture, such as a transitional commode in the National Museum in Stockholm.  His designs for clock cases dated c. 1770 are in the Bibliothèque Doucet in Paris.  A bracket clock of similar overall design and also veneered in brass with polychrome flowers in horn, made by Foullet with an important mechanism by Jacquet Droz, was offered, Sotheby's, London, December 9, 1994, lot 153.

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