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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY REGULATEUR
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY REGULATEUR

THE CASE BY ADRIEN JRME JOLLAIN

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY REGULATEUR
The case by Adrien Jrme Jollain
The arched top with pierced foliate border and inlaid with flowers surrounding a hinged glazed bezel enclosing a 19th Century movement with a circular, reused 18th Century dial with enamelled Roman chapter panels, centred by Jupiter's eagle below an Apollo mask, above an arched gadrooned moulding and a spreading bulbous body centered by a shaped panel with a still-life including an artist's pallette, a quiver of arrows, a harp and entwined flowers, above a shaped oval glazed panel with ribbon-tied laurels, the central section with a hinged door, on a waisted rectangular base with entrelac panels above a shaped rectangular panel of a man playing the flute in a landscape, the sides with cube parquetry, the angles with scrolling foliate mounts, on shaped bracket feet inlaid with foliage and flanking a C-scroll apron, stamped to the reverse of the base 'I. JOLLAIN', with weight and pendulum, lacking winder, minor losses to mounts
84 in. (214 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep

Lot Essay

Adrien Jrme Jollain, matre in 1763.

From a family of clock-makers and mostly known for producing clock cases, Jrme Jollain was established in clotre Saint-Jean-de-Latran. A longcase rgulateur by Jollain is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Franais du XVIIIe. Sicle, Paris, 1989, p. 445. A cartel clock by Jollain with related ormolu mounts was sold from the Collection of Frederick P. Victoria and Son, Christie's New York, 27 May 1999, lot 65. A very similar rgulateur of the same shape and with the same mounts but with simpler, floral marquetry instead of pictorial marquetry was sold at Drouot Montaigne, tude Kohn, Paris, 23 March 1998, lot 34.
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