Very Large Stunning and Beautiful Late 17th Century Early 18th Century Louis XIV
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French Boulle or Cartel Clock
Bory of Paris
Boulle clocks of this early period are very hard to come by now as most of them are in museums and big country houses. There were many mass produced small examples made during the late 19th century and considering the work that went into making them even the later ones are tremendous value.
This 300 year old example was actually around during Louis XIV's reign and was most likely positioned in one of France's Chateauxs.
The dial has it's original gilt finish and is in superb condition with Louis XIV's side profile portrait above the middle, which was a sign of loyalty to the King.
Condition is very good and in working order. Originally it would have been a verge escapement with short pendulum but with the invention of the anchor escapement many