A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany, amaranth, tulipwood and parquetry regulateur de parquet
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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany, amaranth, tulipwood and parquetry regulateur de parquet

AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany, amaranth, tulipwood and parquetry regulateur de parquet
After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener, Early 20th Century
The cloud-form case cast with three putti suspending floral garlands, surrounding the white enamel dial, supported on a spreading socle applied with ribbon-hung festoons, above a rectangular tapering panelled pedestal headed by an Apollo mask and laurel branches, above scrolling foliage centred by a flower-filled urn, with lozenge parquetry sides, on lion-paw feet, resting on a concave-sided plinth centred by a foliate wreath, on tapering toupie feet
86 in. (198.5 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) wide; 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) deep
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The present regulateur de parquet is a copy of the celebrated model attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener (maître 1768; d. 1806), executed in 1785 and now in the Louvre (cat. C.Dr., No. 185). In the mid-19th century, a barometer version of the clock - also in the Louvre - was made by the cabinet-maker Guillaume Grohe (for an illustration of Riesener's original clock and Grohé's barometer, see P. Verlet, Les Bronzes Dorés du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1987, p. 116, no. 145 and p. 384, no. 394).

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