Rare escutcheon-shaped hanging or cartel clock in burr cedar veneer and richly decorated with chased and mercury-gilt bronzes, the enamel dial signed by Schugh et Raguet in Paris. Movement without pendulum and with gong. Thuja burrs came into widespread use at the end of the Empire or early Restoration period, when the continental blockade made mahogany scarce and native wood veneers became fashionable. The gilded bronze trim is of excellent quality and can be compared to the work of Thomire. Early 19th century Empire style.
A beautiful and interesting model, ideal for complementing an Empire décor with an original piece not seen in many homes.
Raguet's signature allows us to attribute this rare model to Claude Pierre Raguet-Lépine, the Empress's watchmaker. On the death of Claude Pierre Raguet-Lépine, his son Alexandre Raguet took over the business for a few years, before handing it over to a successor. Our clock is an early 19th-century production, probably using a case from the Raguet Lepine background, which was fitted with a gong movement, far more reliable and easier to regulate than wire movements.
7 200 €
10 000 €