Sussex Saleroom: 19th, 20th, Thursday 21st November 2019
A French ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell and pewter-inlaid mantel clock
In the Regence style, in the manner of André-Charles Boulle, late 19th century
The case of tête de poupée form, with a square-shaped domed pediment with three finials and pierced brass silk-backed panels, above the waisted body, with 4in. circular dial, silvered chapter ring and pierced blued steel hands, the drum-shaped movement with strike on a bell, (1 pendulum)
Thomas Tompion imported a case of this design, at the height of fashion at that point, known as the Boulle Tompion, for a clock for Queen Mary in 1693.