This stunning Parisian cartel clock is a remarkable decorative piece from the Louis XV period, handcrafted in the mid-eighteenth century. The wooden case features a captivating Italian painting technique design with exquisitely painted flowers against a green background. It exudes the elegance and charm of 18th-century Parisian craftsmanship. The clock itself showcases a white enamel dial adorned with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes, allowing for easy time reading.
The bronze decorations in intricate rococo flowers, foliage, and scrolls enhance the clock's overall aesthetic, adding a touch of opulence and sophistication to its appearance. This cartel clock is a testament to the artistry and expertise of its maker. The dial and back plate both bear the signature "TURENNE à PARIS," while the frame bears the stamp "GOYER."
François Goyer, a renowned cabinetmaker of the 19th century, who practiced his craft on rue du faubourg-saint-Antoine at "L'Autruche" before settling on rue de Charonne et "L'eau qui dort". The side of the clock features a turn-key for opening. The top is removable, providing access to the ebonist's signature, and adding to its historical value. Recommended for decorative use. Note the glass pieces are in the process of being fully repaired, and the repair is accounted for within the total price. A delightful decoration for your wall to bring a touch of Paris into your home!
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 33" high x 15¾" wide at widest x 8" deep
Approx. overall 84cm high x 40cm wide at widest x 20cm deep