SMALL CHINOISERIE PENDULE D'ALCOVE ON BASE WITH BOULLE MARQUETRY
Régence/Louis XV, Paris ca. 1730/40. The dial and the movement signed J Baptiste Baillon. Maître from 1727 onwards.
Curved wooden case, applied with brown dyed tortoiseshell, and opulently inlaid with finely engraved trailing flowers and tendrils. Opulent, chiseled gilt bronze mounts. Door bronzes designed as two putti. White dial (probably replaced at the time). Pierced, chiseled hands. Movement, probably with verge escapement, striking the 3/4-hour on 2 bells, only on demand. The movement, signed and numbered 4152. 1 key. Some losses to the veneer.
29 x 16 x 75 cm.
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