A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK
A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK
A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK
A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK
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Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:2,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

A LOUIS XIV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BOULLE MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK


the two-train movement inscribed on the backplate N. Fortin a Paris

height 26 in.; width 17 in.; depth 6 ½in.

66 cm; 43 cm; 16.5 cm

Condition Report

In reasonably good condition, with some age splits and minor replacements to the tortoiseshell veneer, and rubbing and some tarnishing to the gilt bronze mounts. Top of the clock has been altered, with later bell and missing and replaced elements; one finial slightly loose. Brass and tortoiseshell panel on inside bottom of case and dial probably later. Please note Sotheby's does not guarantee clock movements and always recommends consulting a professional clock restorer. However, clock was functioning at time of collection from the consignor. Pendulum and winding key present.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's Monaco, 13 February 1983, lot 443

Catalogue Note

The Fortin family were a dynasty of clockmakers active in Paris throughout the 18th century, based in the Rue de la Harpe near the Sorbonne. Nicolas is recorded as a master in Paris in 1705 and died sometime after 1727.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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