Louis XIV style mantel clock from 18th century

This important mantel clock with a nice ringer from the 18th century was produced in Paris for the Royal Court of Versailles. Indeed, the clock was decorating one of the rooms in this castle during the period of Louis XIV. The frame was repaired and a greenish background of oil paint was applied. The tortoiseshell was restored in order to recover its original lustrous appearance. Furthermore, new tortoiseshell pieces were applied to those parts that have been lost them. Then, the clock was finished with French polishing and the gilt-bronzes were washed, readjusted, polished and a patina was applied.

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