A LARGE NORTH EUROPEAN BLUE PAINTED AND CARVED GILTWOOD DULCIMER LONGCASE CLOCK
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A LARGE NORTH EUROPEAN BLUE PAINTED AND CARVED GILTWOOD DULCIMER LONGCASE CLOCK

THE CASE PROBABLY FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY; THE MOVEMENT GERMAN, BLACK FOREST, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY; CASE AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED

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A LARGE NORTH EUROPEAN BLUE PAINTED AND CARVED GILTWOOD DULCIMER LONGCASE CLOCK
THE CASE PROBABLY FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY; THE MOVEMENT GERMAN, BLACK FOREST, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY; CASE AND MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED
The shaped hood carved with foliage and C-scrolls, pierced detachable sidepanels, the integral blue and white painted dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, later brass hands, the middle section with pierced and carved trunk door stamped to the top CAILLAUX, above a waved base carved with foliage, C-scrolls and musical trophies on outscrolling feet, the wooden movement with brass wheelwork, striking the hours on one bell, the 30.5 cm. long steel pinned wooden barrel with sixteen hammers playing on the dulcimer secured to the frame beneath the movement, the barrel with squirrel-cage gear sliding on a steel rod for manual change of six tunes, the movement indistinctly inscribed to the front and numbered No. 16; pendulum; three associated brass weights
256 cm. high (overall)
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Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

Lot Essay

The dulcimer or zither is a musical string instrument, mainly used in folk music, most commonly in German-speaking Alpine Europe.
A comparable Black Forest movement with bells is illustrated in: Tardy, Clocks the world over, Vol. IV, Paris 1985, p. 294.

Caillaux, possibly Eugène-Paul Caillaux, first established 6, rue Saint-Benoît, moved in 1856 to 7, Rue de Lesdiguières, Place de la Bastille. He was recorded as ébéniste, marqueteur, fabricant de meubles genre Boulle, réparation de bronzes dorés ou cuivrés ou couleurs, vernis, réparation de meubles Boulle, marqueterie de bois.

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