A gilt-bronze ebony and brass inlaid boulle marquetry clock after André-Charles Boulle by Henry Dasson, dated 1881
P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Furniture, Vol. I, London, 1996, pp. 354-358.
G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Vol. I, 1974, p. 59.
H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 46 and Vol. II p. 480.
This clock is based upon the celebrated 18th century model by André-Charles Boulle. Two 18th century examples of this model are known. One in the Wallace Collection, London. now has figures in gilt-bronze and is lacking the garland (see P. Hughes, op. cit., no.87 (F93) pp. 354-358. The other known example at Waddesdon Manor is illustrated by Bellaigue, op. cit., p. 59.
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