Offered by Gérardin et Cie
17th & 18th centuries Furniture and Statuary
Important 18th century cartel in the shape of a violin, resting on its wall console, in Martin varnish with decorations of bouquets, garlands of flowers as well as a gallant scene on a carmine red background.
It is generously garnished with a rich ornamentation of Rocaille bronzes combining symmetry and asymmetry and giving off an elegant dynamism in a perfect balance.
The white enamel dial, signed Vallette à Paris'' is made up of thirteen fragments (one for each of the hours and one for the central part)
It indicates, by two finely chiseled hands in perforated brass, the hours in Roman numerals and the minutes in Arabic numerals.
The original movement has a silk-thread suspension and strikes the hours as well as the half-hours.
We can date this very beautiful cartel in the years 1740/1750, because after these dates the dials with thirteen fragments gave way to one-piece enamel dials (Ref: la pendule française – Pierre Kjelberg)
H. 146 cm x W. 53 cm x D. 29 cm
Cartel height: 105 cm
Console height: 41 cm
In a perfect state
Revised by our watchmaker
Paris circa 1740/1750
Original winding key
Delevery information :
We deliver in France and abroad, either ourselves or through qualified carriers and freight forwarders.
11 000 €
12 000 €