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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 377

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK 'REGULATEUR DU PARQUET' WITH CALENDAR AND MOONPHASE

    THE CASE BY ANTOINE FOULLET, PARTIALLY REMOUNTED
    THE DIAL SIGNED ROBIN A PARIS; THE MOVEMENT SIGNED CARON A VERSAILLES; DIAL AND MOVEMENT PROBABLY ASSOCIATED, CIRCA 1760-1770

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK 'REGULATEUR DU PARQUET' WITH CALENDAR AND MOONPHASE
    THE CASE BY ANTOINE FOULLET, PARTIALLY REMOUNTED
    THE DIAL SIGNED ROBIN A PARIS; THE MOVEMENT SIGNED CARON A VERSAILLES; DIAL AND MOVEMENT PROBABLY ASSOCIATED, CIRCA 1760-1770
    The case of typical form, inlaid with foliage overall, decorated with foliate cast ormolu mounts, the case stamped FOULLET JME, blue and white enamel chapters and centre, the centre with seconds ring and pierced and chased ormolu hands, the engraved brass dial signed Robin AParis, the arch with silvered and blued moonphase, calendar and two silvered subsidiary rings, rectangular apertures above for Jour de Semaine, Signe du Zodiaque and Index du Mois, the movement signed on the backplate Caron a Versailles, anchor escapment, weight-driven going train and single barrel for strike on one bell above, the countwheel connected to the intricate mechanism for calendar and moonphase with pierced star-shaped and spoked wheels, spring suspension with detachable steel and brass pendulum; one brass weigth, two door keys, winding key
    221 cm. high overall


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    Antoine Foullet (?-1775), maître in 1749 and working from the Rue du Faubourg St-Antoine, he was specialized in making clock-cases, like Francois Duhamel and Balthazard Lieutaud.

    Robert Robin (1742-1809), maître in 1767 and working from the Grande Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré in Paris, supplied clocks to Louis XV, Louis XVI, the Queen and the République. He published several books on clocks and their mechanisms.

    André Charles Caron (1697-1775), Horloger du Roy to Louis XV. In 1744 Jean-Antoine Lépine (1720-1814) started to work as an aprrentice in the Caron workshop. He married the sister of Caron in 1756 and worked as Caron at Lepine till 1769.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note there is a second signature Robin a Paris inscribed on the reverse of the frame of the calendar-movement.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN LADY