Early French Boulle Style Shelf Clock & Shelf
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Early French Boulle Style Shelf Clock & Shelf: the time and bell striking movement is not signed. The 12″ dial with porcelain numerals is marked LOTIN A. Paris. The shell covered case has metal inlays and many bronze decorations. In lower front is a dragon drawn cart with a nude female rider and pheonix bird along side. The corners have winged figures. On top is a mask of mercury, on top of that the crown is formed as a Grecian God like figure. The shelf has rams heads, flowers and acanthus leaf decoration.
(Dial has many fractures, some side veneer is missing. Some inlay is loose or missing. Some bronze is fractured. Not tested for running condition. Needs some restoration in general.)
Clock is 43 1/2″ x 21″, the shelf is 16″ x 24″