Boulle clock with shelf, marked THURET PARIS
Step into the opulence of a bygone era with the breathtaking Antique Boulle wall clock.
A true masterpiece of craftsmanship, this exquisite timepiece is a symphony of chased and gilded bronze, adorned with the richness of imitation tortoiseshell, and embellished with intricate brass inlays. As you gaze upon it, you’ll be mesmerized by the fusion of these elements, coming together in harmonious perfection.
The clock stands regally upon a shelf, anchored to the wall, commanding attention with its presence. Its Louis XV style exudes an air of refined elegance, harking back to a time when artistry and beauty were held in the highest esteem. Marked “THURET PARIS,” a testament to its prestigious origin, it carries with it a legacy of excellence that spans the centuries.
The case, enveloped in the splendor of imitation tortoiseshell, is embraced by chiselled bronze and brass ornaments. Each detail meticulously carved, a testament to the skilled hands that fashioned it. The wooden case and shelf, adorned with gilded bronze applications featuring delicate plant motifs and elegant leaf volutes, evoke a sense of nature’s grace, bringing a touch of the outdoors into your home.
As you admire the clock’s face, you’ll find enamelled metal with Roman numerals, presenting a timeless display of the hours. The dial itself, a work of art in gilded bronze, showcases Roman numerals on porcelain-enamelled metal plates. The level of craftsmanship is unparalleled, a true homage to the dedication and precision of the artisans who breathed life into this stunning creation.
But what truly captures the heart is the crowning glory of the clock – a brass angel with a trumpet and pendulum. A celestial figure adorning the timepiece, it adds an ethereal touch, as if the clock itself were calling out to the heavens. This celestial guardian stands watch, as if protecting time itself, an emblem of eternity and the passage of moments.
The early 19th-century provenance of this clock only adds to its allure, carrying within it a wealth of history and stories from generations past. With every tick and tock, it weaves together the narratives of those who once cherished its presence.
Placing this antique clock in your stately living room will elevate the ambiance, transforming it into a salon of grandeur and sophistication. Its beauty is blinding, captivating the eyes and the soul, leaving you enchanted by its allure. It’s not merely a time-telling device but a masterpiece of art, an embodiment of the beauty that transcends time and remains eternal.
Owning such a treasure is a privilege and a delight, as you become the steward of a piece of history, a guardian of art and heritage. With every passing hour, you’ll be reminded of the legacy of craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity that resides within the heart of this antique timepiece.
Embrace this piece of history, and let its magnificence transport you to a world of grace and elegance. With its presence gracing your home, you’ll find yourself immersed in the grandeur of the past, while embracing the present, and anticipating the future with a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation for the artistry of human hands.
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The History of Boulle Work
Height: 58.27 in (148 cm)
Width: 22.45 in (57 cm)
Depth: 10.04 in (25.5 cm)
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Flaws. Requires minor restoration work. Mechanism untested, but still beautiful.