19 March 2009
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL-VENEERED BRACKET CLOCK
FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The inlaid interior with enamel dial and movement both signed MARCHE/A ROUEN
28¼ in. (71.8 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.3 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) deep
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Tardy notes the existence of a Marché in Rouen circa 1700 (Dictionnaire des Horlogers français, Paris, 1971, p. 430).
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