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A LOUIS XIV-STYLE GILT-MOUNTED TURTLESHELL CLOCK/BAROMETER IN THE MANNER OF ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, CIRCA 1850

A LOUIS XIV-STYLE GILT-MOUNTED TURTLESHELL CLOCK/BAROMETER IN THE MANNER OF ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, CIRCA 1850

A LOUIS XIV-STYLE GILT-MOUNTED TURTLESHELL CLOCK/BAROMETER IN THE MANNER OF ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, CIRCA 1850

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A LOUIS XIV-STYLE GILT-MOUNTED TURTLESHELL CLOCK/BAROMETER IN THE MANNER OF ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, CIRCA 1850


8½-inch clock dial with enamel cartouche numerals and with an enamel plaque inscribed Gaudron A Paris, the similarly inscribed movement with vase-turned pillars, numbered external locking plate striking on a bell, Brocot escapement and suspension, 4½-inch barometer dial with enamel plaques, replaced glass tube, the gilt-mounted case veneered with brown shell inlaid in brass with foliate scrolls and ribbon-tied foliage and surmounted by a crown and globe 

108cm. 42½in. high


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Dial in generally good condition, small chip to Gaudron plaque, some minor verdigris to gilt dial surface. Movement appears to be complete and looks as though it would run but would benefit from a clean and fresh oil. Barometer tube has been replaced and contains some mercury but will require cleaning and re-filling/topping up. Case in generally good condition throughout, with some cracks to the shell veneers, lower rear access panel missing. With pendulum but no winder or case key.


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