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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PATINATED-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PATINATED-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK

GASPARD CACHARD, PARIS, CIRCA 1795

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED PATINATED-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK
GASPARD CACHARD, PARIS, CIRCA 1795
The enamel dial with pierced and engraved gilt hands signed 'Cachard sucr. de Ch. Le Roi A PARIS', the twin barrel movement with recoil anchor escapement, silk suspension and countwheel strike to bell; with pendulum, two winding keys
18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) deep

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Gaspard Cachard was the successor to the renowned clockmaking firm of Charles Leroy (1709-1771), when he acquired the business in 1792/1795. He is recorded at Rue St-Denis and was active until circa 1802 (Tardy, Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Paris, p. 105).

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