The second console clock model has a Zephyr mask in the center blowing feathers atop his hair. One of these cartel clocks was delivered by the clockmaker Baillon on 17 November 1745 for the Dauphine's chamber at Versailles. Of this type, three pieces have survived:
- A model in the Queen's chamber at Versailles.
- A model in the Château of Chantilly.
- A model from a Private Collection, sold Christie's Paris, 12 December 2004, lot 240.
Finally, a pendulum clock on a gilt-bronze and wooden console suggests that this clock, now in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, could also have been created with the console, thereby excluding the assumption that the console and the pendulum are associated.
Charles Cressent (1685-1768)
Son of François Cressent, sculptor to the King, Charles Cressent was born on 16 December 1685 into a prosperous family of talented craftsmen. He trained as a cabinetmaker and a sculptor and began as an apprentice with André-Charles Boulle. Following his marriage in 1719 to the widow of Joseph Poitou, cabinetmaker to the Regent Philippe d'Orléans, Cressent became one of the most sought after cabinetmakers in Paris. He delivered items to the French Crown and the aristocracy, including the Marquis de Marigny and the Duke of Richelieu, as well as King Joseph I of Portugal and the Elector of Bavaria.
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