Monumental Louis XIV Cartel, Paris Circa 1710.
Monumental cartel brown tortoiseshell veneer, brass and gilded bronze.
The box straight shape topped with fire pots, the amounts and the contour of the dial decorated with geometric designs, square legs ending in acanthus base, the sides glazed arc surmounted cherubs blowers and framed frieze fluted bronze.
The façade with a full female face wearing a garland of laurel and two large palms symbolizing triumphant victory.
The top dome of winged angels dégueulant wearing garlands of flowers in spandrels, all topped with a victory allegory blowing trumpets and holding a palm.
The ebony-veneered base against the top is decorated with banners circled two fluted bronze friezes adorned with masks and mustaches squinting.
Console to three feet in front scrolls ending in acanthus base, the capped ends of bronze masks, women and old bearded facade on the sides.
The bottom of the console sporting a tortoiseshell decor and typical engraved brass jean designs Bérain with these flutes players goblins, chimeras and gargoyles in foliage.
The bronze dial and cartridges enamelled Roman numerals indicating the hours and minutes.
Movement of wire origin, signed back plate CLOUZIER in Paris to Jacques Clouzier received by master watchmaker masterpiece July 5, 1692.
Height: 171 cm; Width: 50 cm
Paris, end of Louis XIV period to 1710 to 1715.
With its box yet right, his dial separate cartridges and victories of our cartel decor is typical of the end of Louis XIV.
The power released by the outsized and strict forms of the box combined with the finesse of bronze and marquetry make this a cartel muséable room.
The author of the case is to be found among the great cabinetmakers who practiced tortoiseshell and brass marquetry.
After a thorough study two names stand out: André Charles Boulle Christmas and Gerard.
Jacques Clouzier worked with both.
The clock "day and night" went on sale May 21, 2004 at Sotheby's in New York features an original signed Clouzier movement.
This model is one of the few attributed with certainty to the great master, described precisely in its inventory after death.
One minute notary indicates that Jacques Clouzier boxes delivered to Noel Gerard.
(Workers of time; D.Augarde)
Price : on request
Price : on request