25 November 2003
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BRASS AND TORTOISESHELL 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY MANTEL CLOCK AND BRACKET
Circa 1745, signed JULIEN LEROY, the bracket probably associated, the mounts with some replacements and regilt
The later associated bacchic figure on rocaille base above the acanthus and C-scroll framed clock, supported by dragons on a similar base, the dial and clock works signed JULIEN LEROY/A PARIS, the clock stamped twice with the 'C' couronné poinçon
49in. (124.5cm.) high (including bracket), 20in. (51cm.) wide, 10½in. (26.5cm.) deep
Acquired from Mallett, London, 1971.
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Julien Le Roy, maître in 1713.
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