1691-1754 | French
French Louis XIV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Green Boulle Marquetry Clock
Regulateur De Parquet, with Matching Original Pedestal, circa 1890’s.
This fabulous clock and its matching pedestal are masterfully crafted of ebony and made with most spectacular polychrome Boulle marquetry comprising mother-of-pearl inlaid into golden brass. Having beautiful gilt-bronze mounts of putti surmounting the clock case, with boulle semi-precious stones, mother-of pearl, and brass inlay on an ebony lacquered wood ground, centering a glazed door revealing a circular gilt metal dial with enameled Roman and Arabic numerals. The whole surmounting a Rococo style gilt bronze and boulle inlaid pedestal, centering an inlaid musical trophy.
The quality and details of this timepiece are very similar to the Latz clock held in the former residence of King Augustus III in Schloss Moritzburg.
Considered among the premier ébénistes of the 18th century, Latz counted numerous members of royalty throughout Europe as patrons. His incredible creations can be found in world’s most prestigious museums and collections, including the J. Paul Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Royal Collection Trust and the Staaliche Kunstammlungen Museums in Germany.