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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    A MATCHED LOUIS XV ORMOLU CLOCK AND BAROMETER

    CIRCA 1765, THE BAROMETER MOVEMENT LATER

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    A MATCHED LOUIS XV ORMOLU CLOCK AND BAROMETER
    CIRCA 1765, THE BAROMETER MOVEMENT LATER
    The white enamel clock dial and movement signed 'NAVET A VERSAILLES', the companion barometer with divided enameled dial, each case surmounted by an urn-form finial hung with swags, the flanking pilasters cast with ram's heads, the sides hung with lion pelts, minor differences to casting, probably originally conceived as individual clocks
    31.4 in. (80 cm.) high (each)


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    Saleroom Notice

    The door to the barometer has become detached and the glass is now gone. It will be replaced at Christie's expense after the sale.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR