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FLOOR CLOCK

Made by: Balthazar Lieutaud

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Veneered in tulipwood and kingwood, the rectangular case consists of three sections. The base is mounted on three sides with an ormolu Greek key pattern, which also runs along the sides of the case's main body. A pendulum is visible through the front glass door. An encircled serpent forms the frame for the glass covering the dial, and the clock's works are held in a square case behind it. The door in turn is mounted with a laurel wreath suspended from a swag at the top and with a band of ovals and leaves with berries around the lower part. On each corner is an acanthus motif in ormolu. An urn with a laurel swag hanging from the handles stands on a square platform at the top.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
FLOOR CLOCK
Made from:
Wood marquetry -- gilt bronze -- enamel
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
228.6 × 49.5 × 30.5 cm (90 × 19 1/2 × 12 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.1
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; STAMP on back top edge: B. Lieutaud; on dial: Ferdinand Berthoud
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","French Furniture from the Collection of Hillwood Museum & Gardens"