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    Sale 7614

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND PARQUETRY REGULATEUR

    AFTER THE MODEL BY CHARLES CRESSENT, BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND PARQUETRY REGULATEUR
    AFTER THE MODEL BY CHARLES CRESSENT, BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The asymmetrical cartouche-shaped clockcase surmounted by a figure of Chronos and set with an enamel dial with pierced hands, Roman numerals, five-minute markers and inscribed Martinot/A Paris, the movement with backplate signed THOS GAMMAGE & SON 60 Queen Victoria St., above the shaped case set with a hinged quarter-veneered door with lockplate stamped PAUL SORMANI/10 r.Charlot, Paris, above a glazed cartouche-form window revealing the Apollo-mask pendulum, on spreading base with paw-cast feet and conforming wooden plinth
    99½ in. (252.5 cm) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    An example of Charles Cressent's original régulateur, of which the present model is a copy, is in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace (illustrated in A. Pradére, Les Ebénistes français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Paris, 1989, p. 135).

    Please see lot 109 for a note on Paul Sormani.

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    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN