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A French early 18th century Louis XV period ormolu clock, signed Gaudrons du Roy, Paris

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A superb French early 18th century Louis XV period ormolu clock, signed Gaudrons du Roy, Paris. The clock is raised on an ormolu base with luxuriant scrolled movements. Below the face and centering the clock is an intricately detailed reserve... — Read More

  • Item # 4224
  • H: 17 in L: 10.5 in D: 8 in

    H: 43 cm L: 27 cm D: 20 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Ormolu
  • Louis XV Period Read More
  • (Louis XV Period) - Also known as Louis Quinze or Rocaille, this style followed the traditions of French décor, until it took on a life and look of its own with decorations and motifs becoming more exuberant. The style was heavily influenced by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. In his old age, from 1750 – 1774, Louis XV showed more signs of constraint in his design style and this period showed more signs of French Neoclassicism.
  • Antoine Gaudron Read More
  • (1640 – 1714)  French master clockmaker Gaudron was one of the first Parisian clock makers to use the newly invented long pendulum in his clocks. He also invented some interesting clock movements with both simple and complicated astronomical indications. Gaudron’s works were both admired by colleagues and collected by the French nobility. Some of the most fashionable ébénistes of the period, including André-Charles Boulle, supplied elaborate clock cases for Gaudron's movements.
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A French early 18th century Louis XV period ormolu clock, signed Gaudrons du Roy, Paris

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